After months of nudging Catholics to reclaim Sunday as a day to attend Mass and spend time with family, New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond is mandating that Catholic schools clear their calendars that day each week.
Aymond began asking schools last year to tweak practice schedules and reschedule social events so harried families could dedicate their Sundays to worshipping and staying close to home. This year, the request took on new urgency, and by the 2014-15 school year, it will be an official policy of the archdiocese.
“It’s rooted in the fact that people have a number of obligations and commitments. Our society is fast-paced,” Aymond said. “In living such a hectic life, people neglect sometimes, not purposefully, the very basics of faith and family.”
Just to add something quickly
I’m paraphrasing what I heard this Archbishop said outside of the context of this article.
In a society: where noise is always present, where online relationships dominate the standard human relationship, where the foundation of our society the family is being attacked. We need to reclaim sunday as a day for Faith Family and Rest.
Note to adminds: The advocate is a Local News Paper for New Orleans and Baton Rouge.