Avoid the Plague of Practical Atheism

Lukewarmness can be a dangerous road there … As Pope Benedict XVI said during the Year of Faith: A particularly dangerous phenomenon for faith has arisen in our times: indeed a form of atheism exists which we define, precisely, as “practical”, in which the truths of faith or religious rites are not denied but are [Read More...]

Confronting Our ‘Practical Atheism’

From Los Angeles Archbishop Gomez: Original sin disfigured and disordered the divine image in the human person and led God to speak those sad words that we hear on Ash Wednesday: “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” But those words point us to the promise of hope — that humanity will rise [Read More...]