- Jun 19, 2021
When Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver moved to the U.S. from Europe, one thing that made the country “exceptionally beautiful” was the number of families with multiple children spending time together, a distinction he fears might be slipping away.
When it comes to threats to Christianity, a longtime missionary in Africa has argued that more than physical persecution, Western secularism poses a greater danger, as the Christian faith is rapidly expanding in areas where Christians are persecuted, whereas it is declining in the traditionally Christian West.
One long-time exorcist has sounded the alarm over an uptick in what he said is an aggressive increase in Satanism among young people, which he insists is due in part to the rapid growth of cultural secularism and a lack of strong role models.
In France, the conservative-led Senate approved a bill Tuesday banning mothers from wearing headscarves on school field trips, and a survey by the Ifop polling firm published Sunday suggested that eight out of 10 French think secularism is in danger.
In addition to the well-worn problem of “cafeteria Catholicism,” there’s an equally real phenomenon of “cafeteria secularism” when it comes to perspectives on the Catholic Church.
A new law in Quebec prohibits the wearing of religious symbols or clothing by some government employees, including public school teachers, state lawyers, judges and police officers.
Even in Key West, known as “Sin City South” for its hedonistic atmosphere, organized religion appears to be alive and well.
The archbishop of Montreal worries that Quebec’s secularism legislation will affect religious liberties in this Canadian province.