New Orleans, La., Sep 29, 2013 / 05:52 am
A new policy for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans aims to reclaim Sunday as a day focused on faith and family rather than sports matches and social events.
The policy is "rooted in the fact that people have a number of obligations and commitments. Our society is fast-paced," Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond told the New Orleans Advocate.
"In living such a hectic life, people neglect sometimes, not purposefully, the very basics of faith and family."
Archbishop Aymond started asking schools to reduce the number of events scheduled on Sundays during the 2012-2013 school year, alongside his declaration of 2013 as a "Year of Family and Faith."