10/27/16

Hope in the Eternal Word: The Silence of Cardinal Sarah – Crisis Magazine

Earlier this year I completed another silent retreat at a Trappist monastery. Such is the monastic emphasis on respecting silence that retreatants are surrounded by signs that read “Silence spoken here.” Even the refrigerator magnet I bought at the gift shop is emblazoned with this declaration. My mother remains astonished that her talkative son was …

Source: Hope in the Eternal Word: The Silence of Cardinal Sarah – Crisis Magazine

10/26/16

The Consumer-Driven Church – Crisis Magazine

A recent survey (August 2016) by the Pew Research Center reveals that American churches have produced a generation of spiritual consumers who want little more from their religious community than a good pulpiteer, a satisfying worship service, and a congregation filled with nice, friendly members. Researching the habits of U.S. Christians, Pew found that nearly …

Source: The Consumer-Driven Church – Crisis Magazine

10/25/16

US Civil Rights Commission Targets Religious Liberty – Crisis Magazine

On September 7, 2016, the US Commission on Civil Rights issued a report entitled Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties. The report has not received the attention it deserves. Should the next president appoint and the Senate approve judges and justices that agree with its findings, the report will serve as a playbook …

Source: US Civil Rights Commission Targets Religious Liberty – Crisis Magazine