Conservative…Liberal…or Catholic?

Perhaps I'm a bit naive, but I don't think terms like "liberal" and "conservative" are all that helpful in the Catholic Church. Earlier this week, when I began to witness the discussion surrounding the elections of Archbishop Dolan and Archbishop Kurtz as president and vice-president respectively of the USCCB, I started thinking about how useless these terms are. … [Read more...]

How much do Catholics know? Not much.

A new Pew Forum study surveys people of different religious beliefs to find out what they know about different various beliefs. Turns out Catholics don't even know much about their own faith. Dismaying, but not surprising, I guess. This NYT article contains a link to the study.Kudos to the atheists and agnostics who at least know what it is that they don't believe. Can't fault them for a lack of intellectual honesty. … [Read more...]