May 14, 2013
Out of the Cultural Catholic Ghetto
Robert Royal, Catholic Thing
As American culture and the West turn ever more anti-Christian, various strategies have arisen to deal with the threat. Virtually all of them reject the old “cultural Catholicism” as inadequate – and perhaps even one cause for our current crisis. People were taught, we’re told, but not evangelized. When the culture changed, so did they.
Whatever the shortcomings of that older culture, it seems clear that a new cultural Catholicism now must emerge as a living, concrete social reality – within existing parishes where possible, perhaps in new forms elsewhere – or the new strategies, for all their virtues, will likely fail.
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