We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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?!

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($29,119 to go):
$35,000.00 $5,880.70
83% 17%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

A thin-skinned Vatican spokesman harms his own standing 0 hours ago
Pope Francis prevails in Round I of battle for Vatican reform 7 hours ago
Social Media’s Vanity Fair: Danger on every side! March 4
The Ways of Evangelization March 3
Evangelization and the Gift of Meaning March 3

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5