More than boys; why men are needed to serve the altar
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Quote:The overall decline of religiosity among men. It's often observed that, in Europe, the men tend to stay in the back of the church (if they bother to come at all) and chatter amongst themselves about sports or other trivialities while the women and children sit up front. Accounts of the 19th and early 20th centuries tell the same story, particularly amongst certain ethnic groups, such as Italians, where religion had become something deemed highly personal or worse, feminine.

I'm surprised to read this was happening in the 19th century??? That long ago! I kept thinking a lot of these issues were relatively modern, like mid-20th century.
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Re: More than boys; why men are needed to serve the altar - by introvert - 05-28-2016, 02:06 AM



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