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Make Christianity Weird Again

. . .in the past few decades, some parts of the church that tend to reject the trappings of religion have tried desperately to appear “normal”. But for a generation that prizes authenticity, maybe that’s just a turn-off. Rather than being just a slightly rubbish version of the rest of the world, with slightly rubbish coffee & slightly rubbish music, maybe Christianity needs to embrace its difference, its strangeness, its weirdness, its mystery. Christianity as a norm, gone for good? Maybe that’s good news for everyone (Peter Ormerod of The Guardian, slightly edited). . .

by Rod Dreher

Really Bad Idea: Sand in Holy Water Fonts During Lent – Fr. Z’s Blog
Modesty: How Women Can Regain Control in a Sex-Obsessed Culture – Fr. David Nix
Not a Tame Lion: The “Deplorable” C.S. Lewis – Jerry D. Slayer, Crisis Magazine
The War Against Africa Today: Ideological Colonialism – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., CC
Card. Sarah in Canada: Goodness, Discipline, Knowledge, & Silence – Martyn W. Jones
Follow-Up on Tuesday’s Cassock Post – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement
The 3 Hacks to Successful Fundraising in the Catholic Church – Brice Sokolowski
Pontificate Takes Another Hit With ‘Lettergate’ Mess – Fr. Ray. J. de Souza, NCRegister
Students Organize Pro-Life Walkout for Babies Killed By Abortion Violence – Ste. Ertelt
Pope Replaces Brazilian Bishop Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Church $ – I. San Martín
The Canaanite Woman: Was Jesus Prejudiced? – Nicholas LaBanca, Catholic Stand
Does Faith Reduce Divorce Risk? – Glenn T. Stanton, Public Discourse
Viganò Scandal Raises Questions about Reform in the Curia – Chr. R. Altieri, The CWR
After ISIS Beaten, Islamists Stop Iraqi Christians Returning to Their Homes – R. Karash
Belgian Priest: Vatican-China Deal on Bishops Might Really Happen – Barbe Fraze, CH
Christians Must Rise Up & Defend Children with Down Syndrome –  Dave Griffey, DF
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