These women have been committed to oblivion by not being allowed to exist in the community record at all.Read more
Category: Demographics and Sociology
Is the Religious Right to Blame for Christianity’s Decline?
We’ve all heard this: liberal churches are shrinking and conservative churches are growing. It’s because – don’t you know? – churches that stand for somethingRead more
Ordinary Time: The Need to Move toward Community
As we move into the second week of Winter Ordinary Time, there is something about Nathan Mitchell’s reflection on the deeper meaning of the BaptismRead more
The Myth of Noble Simplicity
Liturgical clarity does not mean artistic simplicity.Read more
Fashion Trend Alert: Chapel Veils are Back!
Among undergraduates, we’ve seen a decided uptick in young women who elect to wear the mantilla or “chapel veil”.Read more
As younger Catholics drift away, the church considers what works
From the Boston Globe: “As Younger Catholics Drift Away, the Church Considers What Works.” Some sobering data here. In 1990, one-third of U.S. children were Catholic.Read more
Man, I’m Tired of Inclusive Language
Inclusive language appears to be dead, and those of us who continue to demand it appear obsolete and out-of-touch.Read more
Good taste, bad taste, no taste: Liturgical Art and Architecture in a time of cultural exhaustion.
Rather than listen to specialists, we have mob-opinion and crowdsourced culture.Read more
10 Key Findings about Religion in Western Europe
Here are “10 key findings about religion in Western Europe” from Pew Research Center. No. 5 is disturbing. No. 10 is interesting. Secularization is widespreadRead more
Millennials and the Parish Festival
Is the parish festival a “brick and mortar” gold fish coin toss of the past?Read more