Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

hep

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 11, 2007

In the course of an e-mail singing the praises of blogger Kathy Shaidle, Mark Steyn nails the cringe-making futility of "pastorally innovative" condescension:

It's interesting to me when I see these lame-o attempts by wimpy Anglican clerics to incorporate bits of pop culture to get the kids cool with all this religion stuff -- it's so ham-handedly done, like watching your parents do the Macarena at parties.

Not just the Anglicans, Mr. Steyn ...


Youth Fair Liturgy in Austria (from CathCon).

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 August expenses ($16,692 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,307.98
48% 52%
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: - Feb. 16, 2007 1:28 PM ET USA

    I love the yellow "snow fence" that represents the boundaries of the "church." Without it, those sunbathers would almost seem sacriligious.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 12, 2007 12:22 PM ET USA

    I have pictures from Jesus'76. Except for all the adults in the audience (I hesitate to use the word 'congregation'), this could be one of those pictures! I've out grown such 'childish things.' I guess not everyone has. Jesus'76: A non-denominational 'Jesus Movement' weekend in the Disney World back lot. (now Epcot)

  • Posted by: - Feb. 11, 2007 4:22 PM ET USA

    Somebody help me. Has there ever been a time in Church history (before the 1960's) when the clergy tried to bring religion down to the level of the people? I have always thought its purpose was to bring the people up to the level of the Church. And that much closer to God.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Lectures on Art and Faith in NYC 13 hours ago
Black Mass Thwarted in Oklahoma City 16 hours ago
A lesson in prudence: Stopping the Black Mass in Oklahoma City 19 hours ago
St. Paul on Helping those in Need August 25
2013-2014 Liturgical Year Volume 6 Released August 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8