Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Catholic Church in Britain

One of Britain's leading theologians has called for Catholics in Britain to re-commit to converting non-Catholics. While this is quite controversial for some, I don't find it too troublesome. In fact, I want to focus on a different aspect of the story. He gives his plan for renewal of the Church in Britain and I think it is a great plan. It includes:
Firmer doctrine in our teaching and preaching
Re-enchant the liturgy
Recover the insights of metaphysics
Renew Christian political thought
Revive family life
Resacralise art and architecture
Put a new emphasis on monastic life
Strengthen pro-life rhetoric
Recover a Catholic reading of the Bible
If we committed to do this in the Church across the Western world, I believe it would make a very significant difference. But, there is one thing missing - efforts to train and send out the laity as evangelists.
Tip O' the Hat to Insight Scoop.

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