Saturday, July 14, 2007

"The Identity Impulse"

In his weekly All Things Catholic post, John L. Allen Jr. helps us appreciate the "continuity school" of thought in the Catholic Church today. He also offers an excerpt of his forthcoming book on MegaTrends in Catholicism to make himself clearer. It's devoted to Catholic identity. That makes his column a premium this week!

His excerpt begins
Anyone who regards the statement, "I'm a card-carrying Catholic" as a mere metaphor clearly has never met Marian Mulhall.
So meet Marian and understand more clearly how identity "is currently driving [church] policy."
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