Sabbath

Lost sabbaths and the sin of sloth

An intriguing phrase caught my attention while looking over the Mass readings for the fourth Sunday of Lent (Year B). The first reading comes from the end of 2 Chronicles, as it recaps the story of the Babylonian captivity and subsequent restoration of Jerusalem. It clearly teaches that God allowed the Israelites to be taken into captivity because of their […]

Saving Sundays

It’s got to stop, this Sunday frenzy. Sundays now resemble Saturdays and other ordinary days of the week. Have you noticed? Do you mind? Does anyone else remember quiet, peaceful Sundays when gas stations and most places of business were closed? Sundays where nobody was rushing off to a child’s basketball or soccer game? Sundays when the day was a […]