I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Faith-filled New Year during 2011.
The old name for today's feast was The Circumcision of the Lord. We are now all politically correct and the feast in the Old Rite is simply The Octave Day of Christmas. The New Rite has changed the name of the feast to "Mary, the Mother of God". Who can quibble about that? Some of the changes between the Old and the New make me grind my teeth, but not this one.
I wish that more and more people, especially in England, once called the Dowry of Mary, would come to accept Mary as their Mother, and then we would all be a much happier people.
Happy New Year!