Monthly Archives: April 2015

Moralistic Therapeutic Blindness

In their 2005 work, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers,  sociologists Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton introduced the term “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism” to describe the spirituality they found among those teenagers.  Most of the commentary … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Sermon for St Thomas Sunday.

The Feast of this day is the end of the paschal solemnity, and therefore it is today that the Newly-Baptized put off their white garments. But though they lay aside the outward mark of washing, namely, their white raiment, the … Continue reading

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Wedding Cakes and Religious Freedom

Do you refuse cakes to Jews, Hindus, and Muslims? Non-religious weddings? Do you only bake cakes for members of your tiny little sect, be it only 5 or almost 500 years old (such old)? Do you ask if your couples … Continue reading

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