Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Class: Complexity and Abstraction

Fr. Blake in the UK comments on modern problems with catechesis.
There seems to be a growing gulf between what the theological elite (of either complexion) believe and what the man (or woman) in the pew believes. Survey after survey shows those in the pew do not believe what those in the sanctuary believe or are supposed to believe.

It strikes me again and again that the faith has become increasingly more complicated and most people are lost in its complexity and find the Churches teaching complicated and quite unrelated to real life....Perhaps one of our chief difficulties is the failure to give clear teaching or to make a practice of  teaching in a way that is ambiguous. (Read entire post.)

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