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WE HAVE FORGOTTEN OUR STORY

by Ted Schmidt
Religion is totally at a loss at how to respond to the emerging culture, and to the disaffected at least, they no longer look to religion for a hopeful response.
Diarmuid O’Murchu in Religion in Exile

People aren’t leaving their churches. They just aren’t going to them.
Sociologist Reginald Bibby

The churches may have the water of life, but less and less people want them anywhere near the fire.
Ronald Rolheiser in Holy Longing

There is a spiritual hunger in the land. In my role as the editor of the Catholic New Times, I get to experience this first hand and it is fascinating. Present in the myriad calls, emails, and letters I receive is the omnipresent desire to come to terms with God in the world. It is obvious that good people are searching for ways to be authentic, to be holy, to do God’s will. There is, however, extraordinary confusion, anxiety, fear and great concern afoot. Why this confusion? With the help of a few writers, I wish to try and
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