I took an pamphlet from church that had the 5 Precepts of the Church.
After reading it, I thought to myself, why would the church even bother making this?
There were a few that was just dumb to even list, at least in my opinion. The rest was common sense kind of stuff. The first once especially, it’s in the 10 commandments. (Keep holy the sabbath)
2nd Precept- “You shall confess your sins at least once a year.”
-I’m sure the most righteous person on earth sins far more than once per year.
-I’m sure the most righteous of this earth would still need constant confession.
-Once a year confession is not going to save you.
3rd Precept- “You shall receive the sacrament of Eucharist at least during the Easter season.”
-The church preaches so much about how having communion often is good and important to heal us and all that good stuff, then why would they belittle the Eucharist this way?
-Once a year Eucharist is not going to save you.
I love my Catholic Church, but sometimes it seems this institution just documents things for the sake of doing it. Out of boredom maybe? I don’t know.