So I owned a Catholic retail goods and bookstore the last couple of years that recently closed. I am back on the job hunt. My educational background is religious education/theology related, but right now, I am simply trying to find a job! Money may not be everything but it is something!
Anyway- Let me get to the point. First, I have a good chance at getting a job at a State of Colorado university’s local interaction type center. The position I would hold would primarily be keeping the center open, and scheduling and being present in the building for any groups that hold meetings there. Everything from agricultural organizations to educational type events, etc. Here is the kicker, ANY organization, it seems can meet there. Organizations such as the local health department schedule meetings and meet there. This is where the moral quandary comes in to play. I would be the one scheduling the meetings, etc. That is a big part of the job, again. Generally speaking, some organizations do things that run counter to the moral law. The local health department promotes birth control, and may/may not encourage abortion depending on the circumstances. What if an entity like planned parenthood wanted to meet there. Listen, I am not trying to go off the deep end here, I just hope someone gets the jist of what I am saying. In summary, is a job like this setting me up for sinful cooperation with evil?
Lastly, because I figured this fit in this new thread as well as anywhere, I was at one time in the past a grocery store checker. In that light, what about cashiers at stores? What happens when they are checking people out who are purchasing contraceptives (abortifacient or not). Are they thus sinfully complicit in the evil the customer is committing?
It seems it is becoming more and more difficult in 21st Century America to hold jobs in which one is not in one way or another cooperating with evil.