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Pope Francis celebrating Epiphany on January 6 (CNS)

The great Holy Days surrender

By moving a feast day as ancient as the Epiphany to the nearest Sunday, we run the risk of contradicting the message we claim to proclaim

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on the feast of the Epiphany in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope delivers homily during Mass to mark the feast of the Epiphany

Epiphany is celebrated by Bulgaian Christians today (PA)

Weekday Holy Days a rarity in 2015

Change by Bishops’ Conference leaves weekdays empty until Christmas

The Adoration of the Magi in the Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia (Photo: CNS)

The Epiphany of the Lord: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3 & 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 (Year B)

Flowers lie on the railway tracks at Auschwitz (CNS/Kacper Pempel, Reuters)

It is not the heroism of the Holy Innocents that is meant to inspire us but their poverty as they are led to their deaths

Two girls watch as a boy plays with a 10ft high doll’s house built in the 1870s (PA)

The MPs who won’t let boys be boys

There is a baffling political crusade to replace toys for girls and boys with ‘gender-neutral’ knick-knacks

Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Christ Child as he arrives to celebrate Mass (AP)

Pope celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on feast of the Epiphany

The four archbishop-designates lie prostrate during Mass at St Peter's (AP)

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The adoration of the Magi is depicted in a painting in the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia    CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec

The Wise Men’s journey reflects on our Christian journey too

Horsemen ride through St Peter’s Square on the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. In England the feast was celebrated on January 2 (CNS)

Ascension Thursday and Feast of the Epiphany may be moved back to their traditional dates