Tuesday, September 25, 2007

That Would be Big Rule # 3...

"#453. How does one keep Sunday holy?

Christians keep Sunday and other days of obligation holy by participating in the Eucharist of the Lord and by refraining from those activities which impede the worship of God and disturb the joy proper to the day of the Lord or the necessary relaxation of mind and body. Activities are allowed on the Sabbath which are bound up with family needs or with important social service, provided that they do not lead to habits prejudicial to the holiness of Sunday, to family life and to health." (From the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church)


Annie said...

I like your blog.

Esther said...

Thanks for the reminder! BTW, thanks for the comments on my blog re: GIRM. I really appreciated them!

PBXVI said...

Thanks! Glad you found me!

You're welcome! Thanks for linking this article!

God Bless!

Mrs. L said...

Great reminder! May God Bless you as you search for your vocation!

Anonymous said...

there used to be blue laws, where the only retail transactions allowed on sundays was at grocery stores and for food only.

i dont remember if pharmacies or restaurants were open on sundays.

if a department store was open on Sunday, then they were closed one day during the week, like Monday.

Kaila said...

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