For Pray Tell readers who teach (whether at a college/university, a high school, as part of a catechetical program or just as part of your ministry to the Church), how do you present the teaching on the necessity of the sacraments?Read more
Timothy Brunk is associate professor of theology at Villanova University. He teaches courses in sacramental theology and in pastoral care of the sick. His major research focus at present is the interplay of consumer culture and sacramental worship. A number of articles on the topic are in print and a book is in the works.
In Western culture in general (and in the United States in particular) popular culture is saturated with consumerism.Read more