Retrieved from the wastebasket of mail addressed to "Whoever Cares, Somewhere around St. Peter's, Vatican City". --I.C.
To Whom It May Concern,
Why isn't the feast of St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church and writer of The Dark Night, on the darkest night of the year (December 21) instead of today, December 14? Hmmm? Who messed that one up? To whom do we register a complaint? Frankly, I expect more attention to devotional detail from a quality organization such as yourselves.
Another problem: the southern hemisphere is flat out of luck, isn't it. Long days of warmth and sunshine and we're supposedly observing the purgation that comes with the felt absence of God. Yeah, that's incentive. Better weather for celebrating someone like St. Francis, don't you think?
And celebrating this feast in Antartica on December 14 is just one cruel joke. Sun 24-7. He didn't call it the bright night, kids.
I'm considering reporting this incongruity to the Better Business Bureau.
Have a nice day!