Inspired by another topic, in which a poster who’s usually pretty level-headed seemed to imply that the majority of CPS agents and agencies, abuse their power and should not be trusted. Well, if most CPS agencies are like that, then it seems to follow, that it would be sinful to work for them, even if you yourself are not like that.
Now, I don’t know if anyone on CAF actually works for CPS, but I’m pretty sure some work for other government agencies. There’s also all those county clerks who may lose their jobs for not issuing civil marriage licences to same sex couples. There’s also the rather popular opinion I’ve seen on CAF these days, that the Church should “get out of the marriage business” or never should have let the “State” have any say over Church marriages in the first place.
So I wonder, would it ever be a sin for a Catholic to work for a civil government? AFAIK there is nothing inherently sinful about this, note it is not considered sinful to enlist in the Armed Forces (where you technically are a government employee), or join a Police Department, etc.
But I wonder if there are cases where it would be.