Post V2 Catholic Evangelization
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Quote:CredoThe problem lay in the Catholic world in general, and especially in the United States. The "ghetto mentality" which rightly or wrongly characterized Catholicism in the 1920s, '30s, '40s and '50s produced generations of Catholics who were quite cozy in their faith, thank-you very much. However, the same Catholics were so sheltered and unfamiliar with the outside world, so cut-off from the intellectual and philosophical debates of the age, that when confronted with - forgive me - real life, Catholics were totally unprepared.

I think this is largely true. If V-II hadn't happened,we'd have survived a little longer inside that sheltered life, but as one who exitted it for secular college and had a genuine culture shock along with so many others who got scholarships under Kennedy and also saw the Catholic resources swirling away in the confusion, I can say that I most definitely was not prepared at all for the different value structure and when I turned to my family, the only ones who understood were my uncles and those in the labor movement who were very familiar with the face-off between Catholic and secular cultural styles, which were also class-based. 

Some people I know who remianed inside the Catholic world and never went to secular school are utterly unable to understand my comfort in it and also my embrace of traditionalism. Not having gone into Protestant circles, they do not see the heresy that came in with N-O! They are the fish inside the bowl not seeing the water!  And the irony is that while I am more willing to understand the concept of salvation is Catholic-only, I am also far more comfortable living with people from other religions and cultures and I would not condone the kinds of bigotted attacks I have seen  my own kin take against people they fear.

V-II wasn't the only thing to go wrong with our society. There was a huge "counter-culture" that also attacked us along with the truly satanic nature of modern warfare and the rise of anti-human demonic forces in the wake of the milder agnosticism.
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Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-16-2010, 08:42 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by glgas - 03-16-2010, 08:57 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Nic - 03-16-2010, 10:09 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-17-2010, 06:12 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by glgas - 03-17-2010, 07:12 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-17-2010, 08:07 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-17-2010, 08:14 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-17-2010, 05:50 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-17-2010, 10:15 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-21-2010, 07:56 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-21-2010, 08:03 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-21-2010, 08:16 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-21-2010, 08:55 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-21-2010, 09:03 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-21-2010, 09:06 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-21-2010, 11:08 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-22-2010, 12:07 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Nic - 03-22-2010, 12:14 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Nic - 03-22-2010, 12:27 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by sheep101 - 03-22-2010, 01:18 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-22-2010, 06:18 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-22-2010, 09:34 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by littlerose - 03-22-2010, 12:08 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-22-2010, 02:17 PM



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