How about every Friday? Heck, How about everyday?
Muslims are getting prayer rooms and foot baths at work.
I personally wish the clergy would make a big push to bring back the Angelus devotion, which I would think would be helpful for the working laity to “sanctify the time” without having to follow the liturgy of the hours. And while we’re at it, other Catholic devotions like the Way of the Cross could be brought back. I know that the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration are still practiced in many places, but encouraging them more often would be great too. We are creatures of flesh and blood, and we need the reminders of these frequent devotions to lift ourselves to higher thoughts. And it’s also perfectly in line with Vatican II, which encouraged the universal call to holiness after all.
I see what they are doing. In Britain, Muslims are not just allowed, but allowed by law, to pray at certain times of the day, no matter if they stop work to do so. Employers are required, by law, to go out of their way to facilitate this.
However, the government has taken to abusing the religious practices of Christians to even show evidence of their faith in public.
So when Catholics have their 3pm Friday prayer, no doubt a lot of employers will try to coerce them to stop, using rationales like that have used in the past, that displays of Christianity are “threatening” to other religions and atheists.
In other words, this brings the matter to a head. If the British courts do not permit this, then the Catholic church could invoke old requirements (that likely exist somewhere), that Catholics must pray several times a day.
This could effectively be a monkey wrench in the British economy, to tell the government to quit oppressing Christians in their hatred of Christianity and willingness to kowtow to Islam.
Does it have to be just Catholics? Can Baptists play, too?
I guess we can bring the Divine Mercy chaplet out of the chapel and into public space.
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