“Grace without God?”

By Greg Smith In preparation for this academic year, I read a book that had been recommended to me. The book is Grace Without God by Katherine Ozment. The subtitle was particularly intriguing: “The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age.” Here are the autobiographical reflections of an individual who represents a large part of the population … Read More

Culture and Baptism

by Dan Benedict We are increasingly aware that underneath the recovery of the catechumenate in our churches, there is an order (ordo) a common pattern: formation in faith and baptizing in water together, leading to participation in the life of the community. 1 We could expand this pattern to include the broader life of the faith community to include proclamation/evangelization, … Read More