appears that a large proportion of the population, such as clerks, shopkeepers, drivers, students, and all professional men and women can carry on their everyday work on Sundays without breaking the rule as to Servile Work. On the other hand, such people may not garden. knit, etc., although occupations of that nature may well be a form of relaxation to them. Does not the rule require reconsideration in these respects?
A. P. Livingston 8 The Riding. Kenton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
The tradition of "servile" work is associated with "slave" work. Hence the emphasis on "manual" or "bodily," as opposed to "mental" or "intellectual." Recreational or retaxational work is not generally considered nowadays to he "servile."Editor, CATHOLIC HERALD.