Hey Amazon, Your Catholic Workers Pray Daily Too

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Hey Amazon, Your Catholic Workers Pray Daily Too

Last week I saw a story about Mus­lims demand­ing prayer breaks dur­ing work

Out­raged Mus­lims are report­edly plan­ning a May 1 demon­stra­tion at the Ama­zon head­quar­ters in Seat­tle, Washington.

The com­pany is under fire after sev­eral Mus­lim secu­rity guards demanded time and space to pray five times a day, while on the job.

The guards con­tend in a law­suit filed this week that the sub­con­trac­tor who employs them does not appro­pri­ately accom­mo­date their faith and retal­i­ates against those who speak out..

Now I have no prob­lem with peo­ple wor­ship­ing God as they see fit (as long as killing me and oppress­ing oth­ers is not a part of that wor­ship) but it seems to me we are for­get­ting some­thing that Ama­zon had bet­ter take into con­sid­er­a­tion before they make any deal.

It had bet­ter include us Catholics.

We pray too and if fol­low­ers of Islam are given spe­cific prayer breaks there are spe­cific times that Catholics will need as well.

The Angelus

This is prayed three times a day 6 AM, 6 PM and Noon. It is a very short set of prayers that devout Catholics pray daily. It’s also why you hear Church bells at 6 AM, 6 PM and Noon. If Our Mus­lim broth­ers are given prayer times then Nat­u­rally we Catholics will need to pause work to pray the angelus as well.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Yes­ter­day was the feast of Divine Mercy but at 3 PM every day we are called upon to recall Christ’s Bound­less mercy at the hour of his Crucifixion.

The Chap­let takes about 1015 min­utes max (I gen­er­ally can pray it in 5 or less). The details of the prayer, prop­a­gated by St. Faustina and St. Pope John Paul II are here.

The Divine office:

This is a series of prayers that Priests are expected to make daily but many lay peo­ple pray it as well. There are a series of prayers and read­ing such peo­ple pray daily. Details here..

So Ama­zon while I have no prob­lem if you choose to allow devout Mus­lims to wor­ship God as they see fit on the job if these Devout Mus­lims are accom­mo­dated surely these devout Catholics cer­tainly need to be accom­mo­dated as well.

Because if they’re not then obvi­ously that would be dis­crim­i­na­tion on the basis of reli­gion and I’m sure you at Ama­zon, par­tic­u­larly those of you in the Ama­zon legal depart­ment, would hate for that to be the case.

Exit Ques­tion. I don’t claim exper­tise on all the var­i­ous protes­tant denom­i­na­tions out there but if you dear reader belong to a denom­i­na­tion that has a reg­u­lar daily prayer rou­tine surely you need to be accom­mo­dated as well, don’t you?


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Last week I saw a story about Muslims demanding prayer breaks during work

Outraged Muslims are reportedly planning a May 1 demonstration at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

The company is under fire after several Muslim security guards demanded time and space to pray five times a day, while on the job.

The guards contend in a lawsuit filed this week that the subcontractor who employs them does not appropriately accommodate their faith and retaliates against those who speak out..

Now I have no problem with people worshiping God as they see fit (as long as killing me and oppressing others is not a part of that worship) but it seems to me we are forgetting something that Amazon had better take into consideration before they make any deal.

It had better include us Catholics.

We pray too and if followers of Islam are given specific prayer breaks there are specific times that Catholics will need as well.

The Angelus

This is prayed three times a day 6 AM, 6 PM and Noon. It is a very short set of prayers that devout Catholics pray daily. It’s also why you hear Church bells at 6 AM, 6 PM and Noon. If Our Muslim brothers are given prayer times then Naturally we Catholics will need to pause work to pray the angelus as well.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Yesterday was the feast of Divine Mercy but at 3 PM every day we are called upon to recall Christ’s Boundless mercy at the hour of his Crucifixion.

The Chaplet takes about 10-15 minutes max (I generally can pray it in 5 or less). The details of the prayer, propagated by St. Faustina and St. Pope John Paul II are here.

The Divine office:

This is a series of prayers that Priests are expected to make daily but many lay people pray it as well. There are a series of prayers and reading such people pray daily. Details here..

So Amazon while I have no problem if you choose to allow devout Muslims to worship God as they see fit on the job if these Devout Muslims are accommodated surely these devout Catholics certainly need to be accommodated as well.

Because if they’re not then obviously that would be discrimination on the basis of religion and I’m sure you at Amazon, particularly those of you in the Amazon legal department, would hate for that to be the case.

Exit Question. I don’t claim expertise on all the various protestant denominations out there but if you dear reader belong to a denomination that has a regular daily prayer routine surely you need to be accommodated as well, don’t you?


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If you are not in the position to kick in your funds we’ll always accept your prayers.