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European demonstrations call for preservation of Sunday rest

March 05, 2012

Activists in 12 different European countries joined in public demonstrations on March 4, calling for the preservation of Sunday as a day of rest.

The European Sunday Alliance--an umbrella group uniting religious groups, unions, and civic organizations—held public activities in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Spain.


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  • Posted by: joecober6835 - Mar. 05, 2012 10:34 PM ET USA

    Is Sunday Mass attending inreasing ? I pray and hope that people will go to a church service. Sunday religious worship is not a wish, it is a need for your own good.

  • Posted by: scotty - Mar. 05, 2012 7:11 PM ET USA

    Yes, Sunday should be a 'day of rest'. But I find this laughable. I have to question why the demonstrations. Is it because they also believe it is a day of rest, or because they just want another day off. I travel to Europe often and rarely see many locals in Church...

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Mar. 05, 2012 7:02 PM ET USA

    This is great news. Sunday should be a day of rest, a mandatory day of rest. A few Sundays ago my priest(FSSP) gave a rousing sermon on the need to take seriously the Third Commandment under penalty of either mortal or venial sin depending on what you do. This is stuff we need to hear.