I was reading the Catechism when I came across this:
2187 Sanctifying Sundays and holy days requires a common effort. Every Christian should avoid making unnecessary demands on others that would hinder them from observing the Lord’s Day. Traditional activities (sport, restaurants, etc.), and social necessities (public services, etc.), require some people to work on Sundays, but everyone should still take care to set aside sufficient time for leisure. **With temperance and charity the faithful will see to it that they avoid the excesses and violence sometimes associated with popular leisure activities. **In spite of economic constraints, public authorities should ensure citizens a time intended for rest and divine worship. Employers have a similar obligation toward their employees.
In the bolded words, it says we need to avoid the excesses (ie watching 6 or 8 hours of TV) and violence (ie Football) associated with popular leisure activities.
Or am I reading this wrong, because I have never seen anybody try to refute football with this.
Any thoughts? I sure hope we can still watch football on Sunday.