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Bad News and Good News IVY ROSARY - July 31, 2016 ... About one-fourth of people who say they were raised Catholic no longer claim membership in the Church. Except for immigrants coming to the U.S. from Catholic countries, our Church would be in the same boat as mainline Protestant churches: sinking. The sociological explanation for the decline in membership in churches and religious orders is the individualism of modern culture. Facebook and its allies in the internet world have ...http://ivyrosary.blogspot.com/2016/07/bad-news-and-good-news.html
Secularizing the Meaning of the Sacred: A Telling Evangelical Assessment of Vatican II MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - July 5, 2016 ... course, along with Hans King's On Being a Christian (those mainstream Protestants, did they have repressed Catholic-envy complexes back then or what?). Wilhelm looked to my naive eyes like the Catholic counterpoint to The Way, Reach Out, or The Living Bible . And I am sure it sold a zillion more copies than Wells' book, that went unnoticed and then out of print. too bad. Wilhelm is thicker -- mammoth, by comparison. But Wells manages far more cumulative ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2016/07/secularizing-meaning-of-sacred-telling.html
A Tale of Two Georges CRISIS MAGAZINE - July 4, 2016 ... age. While his understanding of the coronation oath prevented him from removing residual penalties against Catholics, causing Pitt to resign in protest in 1801, he was generous to the Catholic Stuarts and funded Catholic institutions in Ireland if not enthusiastically. Claims that Washington became Catholic are risible, but his courteous philanthropy to Catholics was beyond the expectation of enlightened tolerance. He wrote to Catholics in ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/84xqrxAVC0I/tale-two-georges