Texas thus offers a classic American illustration of a basic principle of religious sociology -- where there is religious ferment of any sort, there is likely to be Catholic dynamism too. Far from being threatened by pluralism, for the most part Catholicism ought to welcome it.Mr. Allen offered examples of people who grew up Catholic encountering Evangelicals and Evangelicals encountering Catholics.
Two surprises in this week's column:
Sociologically, [Mr. Allen] discovered, there really is no such thing as "Catholicism" in Texas -- instead, there are multiple "Catholicisms."and
By itself, St. Mary's [Catholic Center at Texas A&M University] therefore generates more vocations than many dioceses.__________________________________________________________
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