The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

And You Thought We Had Problems....

Catholicism is a faith in flux across U.S.,from the Belleville News Democrat, June 28th 2006

There's a tension between Catholicism and American culture, [said Chester Gillis]. American culture is winning out.

That is what I am talking about, people! If the Vatican tommorrow decided to ordain women, relax its stand on homosexuality, divorce, or anything else, do you think there would be an uproar in the American Church over it? Of course not.

Roman Catholics are no different from anyone else in society. That is the experience that I had growing up. My 16 year old sister is a lay Eucharistic minister. Does she believe in the Real Presence? I don't know. I am afraid to ask her. And she was just confirmed!

Sorry, this is not a problem of confessional lines. This is a problem of the entire Christian experience in the face of postmodernity. There are good guys and bad guys in every confession of Christendom. There is no tower of safety, but we have to fight nonetheless.

1 Comments:

At 11:32 AM, Blogger J. Gordon Anderson said...

Another good post. Further, if the Vatican decided to do those things you've mentioned (ordain women, condone divorce, etc.), conservative Catholics opposed to such policies would have no recourse. They would have to submit to the authority of the Vatican. And that is the inherent danger in that system... they are in a position to define truth, as it were.

 

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