Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cafeteria Catholicism

Rea Nolan Martin defends Cafeteria Catholicsm on HuffPost. I don't like the term much but it has become common. It refers to people who claim to be Catholic yet deny some of the major tenants of the Catholic faith. Ms Martin accepts it in her article so I will to:

I know, I know. Shame on me for ordering my doctrine off the a la carte menu when the prix fixe would buy me so much more salvation, right? If only my conscience weren't so lax, my lifestyle so self-serving, and my spiritual practice so undisciplined. If only I weren't so lazy, ignorant and uneducated about my religion, I might understand the benefits I'm missing when I refuse to order the items that stick in my throat.

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