The changing demographics of Christianity.
There's plenty to challenge your thinking today. Do you think the rise of Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianity offers hope for the future? And what about the moves to appease the Latin Mass traditionalists. Does that offer hope for the future of Catholicism? They're two of the leading stories from major Catholic news agencies in the last 24 hours.
Have you ever thought about these matters and expressed your views back to the institutional Church? Do you think you ought let the Church know how any developments sit with you from time to time? Do you believe the Church ought be listening to the viewpoints of all in the flock, or just some?
They're all good questions for reflection.
Don't forget our competiton to name our new character! And here's the commentaries for today...
The changing demographics of Christianity Tom Scott asks whether the boom in Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity truly offers hope for the Christian Church? Or does it only hold out the promise of emotional security in the here and now? [more]
VIEW FROM THE CLOISTER...
On the revolt of French clerics over the Latin Mass... Our cloistered commentators are musing over the news that a group of French bishops and clerics have voiced strong objections to the consessions being made to the SSPX and the traditionalists. [more]
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