A Social Religion by Frank Sheed

I have been finishing reading Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed.  It has been a long chore because he is taking my mind to heights I did not realize we would ascend when first we set out. The following is a section called "A Social Religion" which I found fascinating enough to post.  Why this … Continue reading A Social Religion by Frank Sheed

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The Church: visible or invisible

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything so here is one hastily written. One of the key disputes between Catholics and Protestants is the idea of the Church; what is it? Is it a visible, institutional Church? Or is it an invisible, non-institutional community of all Christians? If there is only one institutional … Continue reading The Church: visible or invisible

Short thoughts from Cardinal Ratzinger on modern Christian thought

I’m currently reading, and am almost done with, The Ratzinger Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church. On August 15, 1984, journalist Vittorio Messori interviewed Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (who later became Pope Benedict XVI). This book is a compilation of that interview and discusses a lot of interesting things. Many of the … Continue reading Short thoughts from Cardinal Ratzinger on modern Christian thought