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Washington D.C., May 24, 2013 / 02:03 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Scholar Mary Eberstadt says most theories of secularization do not take into account the role of the family in religious practice, noting how its demise is critically linked to an increasingly secular West. “The reasons commonly offered for secularization don’t hold up when you scrutinize them,” Eberstadt, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., told CNA May 23. “This means that modern secular sociology has gotten a pretty big thing wrong, and it’s gotten it wrong because it’s ignored the role of the family and what motivates people to go to church.” She noted that “the conventional story line” often assumes secularization is a natural effect of a variety of forces such as modernization, the industrial revolution, education, and material wealth. While these forces are important, Eberstadt conceded, none of them, by themselves can explain the secularization of Western society.
Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, the chairman of the Committee on Migration of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, welcomed the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 13-5 vote in …
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has declared May 24 to be a special day of prayer and penance “as a Christian response to the Kermit Gosnell trial and conviction.” “The recent …
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on May 24 “for the conversion of all who support abortion, that Christ’s …
Washington D.C., May 24, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Scholar Mary Eberstadt says most theories of secularization do not take into account the role of the family in religious practice, noting how its demise is critically linked to an increasingly secular West. “The reasons commonly offered for secularization don’t hold up when you scrutinize [...]
Denver, Colo., May 24, 2013 / 12:03 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has called for the repeal of the death penalty following the Colorado governor’s grant of a temporary reprieve to a death row inmate convicted of four murders. “My support for the death penalty’s repeal is rooted in my respect for the dignity of all human life,” the archbishop said May 22.
Editor’s Note: We received several significant donations yesterday, so I’m happy to report that we are now only $4300 short of our goal for this drive. Have I told you lately that your contributions are entirely tax-deductible ? (Note: I was looking up our 501 c 3 non-profit letter the other day and was surprised to see that it was signed in 2004 by none other than Lois G
There are a few lines at the end of today’s gospel that I would account as among the lesser known sayings of Jesus. They occur at the end of Mark 9: “Everyone will be salted with fire
Does God have one right choice for me in each decision I make? When we pray for wisdom to discern God’s will when it comes to choosing a mate, a career, a job change, a move, a home, a school, a friend, a vacation, how to spend money, or any other choice, big or little, [...]
Am I right? Or am I right! The above photograph was shared on His Holiness’s Facebook page yesterday. Evidently, he is in Kentucky for a conference. The caption with the photo says, His Holiness the Dalai Lama having a warm conversation with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz before the start of his teaching at the Yum Center [...]