posted on Mar, 26 2004 @ 11:27 AM
(didn't know where to put this, religion, bts, or here, so mods feel free to move it)
Sorry Americans, forget Sunday football and baseball, forget minor league softball and soccer, the Pope says you shouldn't be playing sports or
actually partake in any entertainment on Sunday!!! Does that mean that all who previously partaked in such events are damned?
Pope says Sundays for God, not sports
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul says Sunday should be a day for God, not for secular diversions like entertainment and sports.
"When Sunday loses its fundamental meaning and becomes subordinate to a secular concept of 'weekend' dominated by such things as entertainment and
sport, people stay locked within a horizon so narrow that they can no longer see the heavens," the pontiff said in a speech to Australian bishops.
John Paul criticised the "culture of the 'here and now'", urging Church leaders to "lead men and women from the shadows of moral confusion and
The 83-year-old pope also encouraged Christians, especially young people, to remain faithful to Sunday Mass, saying the secular culture was
undermining family life.