Sunday, September 19, 2010

An appeal for an intelligent, well-instructed laity

"I want a laity, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputatious, but men who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand, who know what they hold and what they do not, who know their creed so well that they can give an account of it, who know so much of history that they can defend it"
Blessed John Henry Newman (as quoted by Pope Benedict XVI at the Mass for his beatification)

1 comment:

David said...

I have been confronted with a bit of a challenges. A person wtih in excess of 25 years experience in the mental health field working with children, a CINO, made a comment to me: Catholic patriarchy has caused a lot of problems in the family; especially, for the health of their children and the wives. She claims that when a father is the leader of the family in the traditional sense then women and children are hurt.

Is there data to dispell this; more importantly, data to show that patricary in the family creates health children and fulfilled women.