Quote:Some secular societies have lost the Christian meaning of Sunday illuminated by the Eucharist. This is a shame! In these contexts it is necessary to revive this awareness, in order to recover the meaning of the celebration, the meaning of joy, of the parish community, of solidarity, of rest that restores the soul and the body (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2777-2188). The Eucharist is the teacher of all these values, Sunday after Sunday. This is why Vatican Council II wanted to reiterate that “the Lord's day is the original feast day, and it should be proposed to the piety of the faithful and taught to them so that it may become in fact a day of joy and of freedom from work” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium, 106).General Audience, 13.12.2017
Abstention from work on a Sunday did not exist in the first centuries: it is a specific contribution of Christianity. By biblical tradition, the J-ws rest on Saturday, while in Roman society there was no weekly day of abstention from servile labour. It was the Christian sense of living as sons and not slaves, animated by the Eucharist, that made Sunday – almost universally – the day of rest.
Pope Francis wants forced Sunday rest and worship not just for those who call themselves Christians, but for the entire world, regardless of your religion (or lack thereof). Before anyone says "No one cares what the Pope says", consider this. The Pope has 1.29 billion members in his church. He not only has meetings with scientists, biologists, etc. to deal with climate change, but he is the leader of the movement. He openly placed Sunday worship within his encyclical on Climate Change. Openly. Government leaders around the world approved of his encyclical, and it was so loved it that it's principles were placed in the very prologue of the Paris Climate Agreement. Literally, the only nation to not sign the Paris Climate Agreement is the United States of America. And even then, there are still 22 States that are still committed to it, regardless of Trump's withdrawal.
Quote:Sunday is a day of rest for all workers.Address of Pope Benedict XVI to the Italian Christian Workers' Associations (A.C.L.I.), Clementine Hall, Friday, January 27, 2006.
If "no one cares" what the Pope was saying, then why are all nations in bed with the Paris Climate Agreement, whose grand influence was literally because of him? If "no one cares" what the Pope says, then why did Polish Catholics decide to phase out Sunday shopping by 2020? Why is it being suggested that Sunday (rest) is needed to defeat all these problems in our world, like climate change, moral issues (Senator Sylvia Allen called for Sunday Laws for a moral rebirth of America), consumerism, the poor, and even to defear Communism?
Quote:After Polish Catholics lined the country’s 2,000-mile border to pray the “Rosary to the Borders,” ... Poland’s Sejm (lower house of Poland’s parliament) voted last week to phase out shopping on Sundays by 2020. The idea behind the bill is to allow Poles to spend more time with their families and less time shopping on Sundays. ... The Communist ideology behind Sunday volunteer labor was Labor omnia vincit—never-ending work conquered all things—including thinking of and keeping the Lord’s Day Holy. Communists wanted to annihilate God by annihilating Sabbath; annihilate Christianity by annihilating the Day of the Lord—this was part and parcel of the Communist Party ideology. ... Poles know communism and Communist persecution first-hand. They do not want to return to what they have already suffered—restless and irreverent Sundays of the Communist past. Keeping Holy the Lord’s Day is keeping the faith and continuing the tradition. ... Poland is showing Europe the way, and this begins with keeping the Lord’s Day Holy and not shopping on Sundays.Poland Keeps the Lord's Day Holy
It is because there is an Agenda to enforce Sunday Laws. And the war is on all fronts.
Quote:In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all, Christians [in the USA and elsewhere] should seek recognition of Sundays and the Church’s holy days as legal holidays.Catechism of the Catholic Church, popular and definitive edition, 2000, par. 2188
Sunday Laws are right are indeed coming.
Israel has already adopted Sundays off[/quote]
Tel Aviv Israel has already ruled Sabbath-breaking is okay
Atheists literally have their own churches where they keep Sunday as the day of rest[/quote]
Members of European Parliament, representatives from labor unions, youth organizations, National Sunday Alliances, and Churches have already called for keeping Sunday holy
Sunday Rest is already called for to reduce carbon emmissions
Breaking Sunday as the Sabbath has already been blamed for disasters