Tag Archives: The Lord’s Day

ASK FATHER: How much “work” on Sunday?

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QUAERITUR:
I know we are to abstain from unnecessary servile (manual) labor on Sundays. How strict should we be with discerning whether the labor is “necessary” or not? For example, can mere convenience justify a small amount of light … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we open our business on Sunday?

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My family and I are considering buying a business. One point of debate within the family is the idea of opening on Sunday. The business is a candy store, but more than that will also provide a place for people to sit, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sundays, open restaurants, and you.

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I have had a discussion with a good traditional Catholic that has told me going out to eat after Mass on Sundays, or for that matter any Holy Day of Obligation, is a sin against the 3rd commandment. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it sinful to go to Saturday evening Mass if you can go on Sunday?

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Is it wrong or even sinful to attend a Saturday evening vigil Mass IF you could otherwise attend a Sunday Mass?
I ask this because at my parish there is one particular priest who has solid homilies and celebrates … Continue reading

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