Recent Survey on U.S. Religious Behavior

I have been reading with interest some of the results of the recent “Religious Landscape Survey” conducted by the Pew Forum. Some of the reported statistics concerning Catholicism are especially disturbing. For example, approximately 1 in 10 Americans is a fallen-away Catholic; approximately one third of children who are raised Catholic eventually leave the Church. In selecting a church, Americans are […]

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A True Shepherd

We all too often hear about lapses and failures of our bishops in the United States, especially in the areas of leadership and catechesis. Today I was heartened and inspired as I read a letter written by Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis to the faithful under his care. The subject is the so-called ordination […]

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Pope’s New Book a Beautiful Meditation

I just read Pope Benedict XVI’s latest book, Jesus of Nazareth. This is a theological and pastoral work that has the real Jesus jumping off the pages of the Gospels. While this book is not an exercise of his papal Magisterium, Benedict the teacher and evangelist demonstrates the reliability and reasonableness of the Gospels, simultaneously […]

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