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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

Where did secularization go?

Rereading Peter Berger’s classic Rumor of Angels, a publication from the 1970s, the question of the relentless reassertion of religion into world events comes up. When I was ordained, it was assumed that religion was fading and fading fast. Certainly that happened in much of Europe but not elsewhere. Berger rightly believed that fundamentalism would […]

Blog block

Today with Holy Thursday Easter begins. The last blog was about Lent and spring. Today after this long Lent, I am supposed to preach on priesthood and Eucharist. Several months ago I began to prepare the homily but events of the last few weeks have me blocked. What can I say? The emphasis on sex […]