I understand why not going to mass is a sin. My priest explained it to me the various reasons why.
My question is more geared towards the business standpoint of the catholic organization.
My question is… Does the Catholic Church “ALSO” state that it is a mortal sin not to go church to try to earn a profit from potential offerings?
I ask this question because in the past (to my understanding according to my highschool education) I was taught that the Catholic Church in the past used to make people pay money to get their loved ones out of purgatory (which was on of the reasons which sparked the Protestant Reformation). I understand they stopped this corruption.
Please let me know if you need any clarifications on my question.. I understand if it make be hard to understand.
I am Catholic and I don’t mean to offend anyone. I am questioning a lot about the business stand point of the church, not necessarily the moral stand point.
At the end of the day, the Catholic church is a non profit organization and although it’s main focus isn’t earning a profit, they need a profit to remain open.