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Old Jun 10, '12, 12:37 pm
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Default Catholic Church's teaching on Sabbath and Lord's Day.

In a facebook group, I recently posted the following question -

Which of the following is true (multiple options might be true)

A. The Catholic Church doesn't keep the Sabbath day.
B. The Catholic Church doesn't keep the Lord's day.
C. The Catholic Church keeps the Sabbath day.
D. The Catholic Church keeps the Lord's Day.
E. The Sabbath day falls on Sunday.
F. The Lord's day falls on Sunday.
G. The Sabbath and Lord's day both fall on Sunday.
H. The Catholic Church keeps both the Sabbath Day and the Lord's Day.

My answer is A,D and F.

A. The Catholic Church doesn't keep the Sabbath day.
D. The Catholic Church keeps the Lord's Day.
F. The Lord's day falls on Sunday.

Is my answer correct?
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Old Jun 10, '12, 1:58 pm
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In a facebook group, I recently posted the following question -

Which of the following is true (multiple options might be true)

A. The Catholic Church doesn't keep the Sabbath day.
B. The Catholic Church doesn't keep the Lord's day.
C. The Catholic Church keeps the Sabbath day.
D. The Catholic Church keeps the Lord's Day.
E. The Sabbath day falls on Sunday.
F. The Lord's day falls on Sunday.
G. The Sabbath and Lord's day both fall on Sunday.
H. The Catholic Church keeps both the Sabbath Day and the Lord's Day.

My answer is A,D and F.

A. The Catholic Church doesn't keep the Sabbath day.
D. The Catholic Church keeps the Lord's Day.
F. The Lord's day falls on Sunday.

Is my answer correct?
You are correct. The the catechism is clear that the Lord's Day fulfills the Sabbath day. Why did you doubt yourself?

IN BRIEF

2189 "Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy" (Deut 5:12). "The seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the Lord" (Ex 31:15).

2190 The sabbath, which represented the completion of the first creation, has been replaced by Sunday which recalls the new creation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Christ.

2191 The Church celebrates the day of Christ's Resurrection on the "eighth day," Sunday, which is rightly called the Lord's Day (cf. SC 106).

2192 "Sunday .*.*. is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church" (CIC, can. 1246 1). "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass" (CIC, can. 1247).

2193 "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound .*.*. to abstain from those labors and business concerns which impede the worship to be rendered to God, the joy which is proper to the Lord's Day, or the proper relaxation of mind and body" (CIC, can. 1247).

2194 The institution of Sunday helps all "to be allowed sufficient rest and leisure to cultivate their familial, cultural, social, and religious lives" (GS 67 3).

2195 Every Christian should avoid making unnecessary demands on others that would hinder them from observing the Lord's Day.
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Default Re: Catholic Church's teaching on Sabbath and Lord's Day.

As an aside. The 8th day (The first day of the new week) has a major significance in the convenant of God.

Circumcision was part of God's agreement with Abraham, which is called the Covenant (Brit in Hebrew). Abraham circumcised himself, Ishmael and his newborn son Isaac on Isaac's 8th day from birth.

Thus all circumcisions amongst our Jewish Brothers happen on the 8th day from birth.

Is it stretching matters to far to suggest that our celebration of the new covenant on the
8th day (the first day of the new week) is symbolic of the new begining?
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Default Re: Catholic Church's teaching on Sabbath and Lord's Day.

Yes, your answer is correct.

However, the Lord's Day is sometimes analogically called "the Christian sabbath" and things like that, which is fine as long as one understands the term properly.
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