Wednesday, May 04, 2005

John Henry Newman on "The Religion of the Day"

Here's a fine column by Fr. Bob Sprott, OFM. Thanks to nunblog for publishing the link.

A sample:

"As in previous ages, here in the modern world there turns out to be not much difference between what people would believe anyway, with no religious influence at all, and what they believe by adopting the religion of the day. In other words, the religion of the day takes what is quite “natural” by the dictates and demands of the prevailing culture and simply gives it a patina of religious sen-timent and a dash of religious vocabulary, and passes it off as the true heart of the gospel, what Christ would really be about if he were here now, and what Christians today would really be about if they could but free themselves from the dead hand of the past."