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The Battle Between Tradition Versus Relativism: ‘In Black And White’ By Archbishop Aguer
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The Battle Between Tradition Versus Relativism: ‘In Black And White’ By Archbishop Aguer

Published at InfoCatolica from Rorate Caeli by Peter Kwasniewski The title that heads this note does not refer to the cinema before the invention of technicolor, but to the astonishing criticism of current ecclesiastical officialdom that is directed against the members of the Church who love the great Catholic Tradition, and who recognize that homogeneity is what should characterize the development of ecclesial realities: dogma, liturgy, law, institutions. I have often quoted St. Vincent of Lerins and the formulas he coined in his Commonitory. Those realities can be expressed nove (in a new way), according to the cultural contexts of certain times and places; but in the deposit to be transmitted one cannot include nova, new things, novelties, which im...
Does Poor Leadership In Catholic Church Contribute To A Decline In Attendance
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Does Poor Leadership In Catholic Church Contribute To A Decline In Attendance

From The American Conservative by Carmel Richardson It shouldn’t come as a surprise to us that the Washington Post publishes opinions on the future of the Church in America written by non-Christians. When contributing columnist Brian Broome last week described leaving Christianity and predicting the continued decline of church attendance in America, serious Christians did not take him seriously. Still, it is true that church attendance is declining. Perhaps it is also true that the downward trend will continue. You may have read that this is so because young Americans are less religious than previous generations. That’s a bit like saying there are fewer Irish mothers because Irish wives are having fewer babies. In other words, it’s obvious. The question is: ...