Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Yeah. This is what I was saying.

‘We Live It Every Day’
Pope’s Visit Cheers Young Conservatives Who Reject ‘Cafeteria Catholicism’ in Favor of the Full Menu

Such young Catholics’ strict obedience to the tenets of their faith makes them an anomaly in their generation. Only 14 percent of Catholics ages 20 to 40 attend Mass at least weekly, according to research by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, and just one in five goes to confession once a year or more.
Like Catholics of their generation, young conservatives grew up under the liberalizing changes to the church brought on by the Vatican II Council in the 1960s, but some rejected those reforms as they reached adulthood.

Paulitz, 32, remembers "lots of guitars and banjoes" at church services and priests who had fallen away from church doctrine.

"I felt uncomfortable about it constantly," he said.

Good article and coverage. I feel so "not alone-ish".

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