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Reaping what we sowed

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jan 28, 2004

Last November, at the US bishops' meeting, Archbishop Alfred Hughes made what should have been recognized as a shocking admission: None of the standard Catholic religious-education texts for high-school students gives an adequate presentation of Catholic teaching.

Now Newsweek finds that young Catholics are more likely than their elders, or than young Protestants, to support legal abortion, homosexual marriage, etc.

There's a connection here, you know.

So now the bishops are trying-- again!-- to figure out how they should cope with the issues of abortion, homosexual marriage, etc.

How about by ensuring that our children are taught the faith?!

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  • Posted by: - Jan. 29, 2004 5:41 PM ET USA

    Actually, in the interest of accuracy, that was Phil's statement, not mine.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jan. 29, 2004 5:29 PM ET USA

    Speaking of "News" relative to minidoc's comment, I would rather think that the continous rebuffs to the Holy Father of the Orthodox WOULD be "news" (contrary to Dom's stated opinion) rather than this continous diatribe on the obvious deficiencies of the Bishops. We ask ourselves as Catholics what is "wrong " with the world. It should be more than obvious. Our Bishops have abandoned their duties and Russia (as evidenced by the "conversion" of the Orthodox) has not been consecrated.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 28, 2004 7:21 PM ET USA

    Why is this news? I wouldn't trust my child's religious education to a modern Catholic school, modern Catholic priest, modern Catholic bishop or even our modern Catholic Pope - that is, not without evaluating what he is being taught in light of the norms of traditional catechesis. Just because someone has "credentials" to teach or write in the Catholic arena doesn't mean they will be a trustworthy witness for the truth - those days are sadly long gone.

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