Originally Posted by thistle
So you are saying that Catholics who are police, firemen, doctors etc should not be working on Sundays???????
Did I mention the words "legitimate reason"? Or is the sole purpose of the internet to read words that aren't there just because it conflicts with some kind of leniency inside you?
Originally Posted by Mrs Sally
This is NOT what the Church teaches. Please do not add an unnecessary burden. This is the OP's job
Give it a rest (literally), you don't know the full situation of the OP either to condemn me.
Pay special attention to:
"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"
"Those Christians who have leisure should be mindful of their brethren who have the same needs and the same rights, yet cannot rest from work because of poverty
I don't know why I bother comming on these forums, you are the most faint Catholics I've ever heard of. I'm not going to debate with lukewarmity, this is a Catholic forum.
To you though, Hailholyqueen, you find it conflicts with your conscience enough to ask for enlightenment regarding it, and that is a very good thing. A lot of people suppress their conscience because it suits them and a nerve is hit when they hear the truth. Instead you want to be sure that you are respecting the Sunday rest, and good for you. Again, we must put the Lord above everything, also our careers. If you have a genuine reason for working on Sunday that you can't avoid under any circumstances, then you are fine. Otherwise, respect is owed to God who was Good enough to make us in the first place, and the Sunday rest becomes even more valuable to us in our souls than it does from any amount of money that can be earned.
Leniency on the otherhand is like a slippy slope, it only leads downhill, sometimes even inconspicuously at first, but the further down a person gets the harder it is to get back up.