Visits to a Catholic Democrats fundraiser and an unusually tolerant abbey show how some U. I recently attended an event for a group called Catholic Democrats in Indianapolis and then visited Thomas Merton's monastery in Kentucky. In just a few days, I moved from the excitement of current politics to the more tranquil world of contemplation and theology. This inspiring week reminded me that Catholicism is not a narrow-minded religion but a universal church encompassing many ways to reach God.
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You could take an Uber from St. Francis of Assisi at Penn Station, and the message would be identical — although the latter parish claims communion with the bishop of Rome the pope , and continuity with the popes and saints of 20 centuries. The Catholic orders and dioceses that misread Vatican II as a license to cast off their traditions, rules, spirituality, and doctrine have served as a kind of Catholic lab experiment in applied Mainline Protestantism, and the results have proved the same: plummeting vocations, empty seminaries, beautiful old churches thinly populated by handsome, elderly people, and lots of pricey real estate that can be sold off to Katy Perry. Worst of all, such Catholics have disconnected completely from most of the doctrines and morals that St. Benedict, St.
A slight majority 52 percent of Catholics helped to elect a president whose policy proposals among other things are in exact opposition to the message of Pope Francis. That could make the next four years interesting in terms of the relationship among the U. Some saw it as evidence of deep hostility toward Catholicism.