Paragraph 2188

2188. In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all, Christians should seek recognition of Sundays and the Church’s holy days as legal holidays. They have to give everyone a public example of prayer, respect, and joy and defend their traditions as a precious contribution to the spiritual life of society. If a country’s legislation or other reasons require work on Sunday, the day should nevertheless be lived as the day of our deliverance which lets us share in this “festal gathering,” this “assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven.”125

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

1. What is the plan of God for man?

95. “…Born of the Virgin Mary”: Why is Mary truly the Mother of God?

367. What are the sources of the morality of human acts?

167. Is the particular Church catholic?

569. How can vocal prayer be described?

45. Can the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity be known by the light of human reason alone?

323. Why is this sacrament called Holy Orders?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of gratitude and contentment according to the book of Ecclesiastes?

What does the promise of salvation amid darkness in Micah 7:7 mean?

What can we learn about divine wrath and protection of the righteous from the book of Nahum?

What does God’s sovereignty mean in Isaiah, and how does it ensure safety and protection for his people?

What is the story of the healing of the bleeding woman in Mark 5:25-34?

What does the Bible say about idolatry and what is its impact on the lives of God’s people, according to Hosea 4:12-13?

What lessons can we learn from Haman’s fall in Esther 7:7-8?