Catholics don't believe in their Holy Week Anymore?
April 6, 2007 7:26am CST
I'm not a Catholic, so I'm not really an expert in Catholic teachings and beliefs. But since I was a child, I have known that during these days (Holy Week), my Catholic friends were not allowed to play outside, especially on a Good Friday because as they say, Jesus Christ died and whatever happens to you that day, you may get hurt or something, Jesus can't be there to heal you or help you. I grew up not seeing Catholic people in the beach while me and my family are having our luxurious vacation because it's day-off. But when I was in college, I started seeing crowded beaches on Holy Week. Catholics now roam around, even eat meat when they're not allowed to do so! What happened? Catholics don't believe in their Holy Week anymore? Your replies are highly appreciated
6 Apr 07
Im a Catholic, but those traditions about kids not playing outside during the HOLY WEEK or GOOD FRIDAY is just so old fashion already. Times are different right now as we all know, traditions also grow. Hanging out in the beach or having vacations during holy week doesn't necessarily makes you uncatholic, or as you put in "didn't believe" in the holy week spirit anymore. The church didn't really prevent us catholics to remain in our houses and pray for salvation. We still believe its just that we have different ways in showing it.