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Our Children Aren’t

The reason the Christian faith doesn’t matter to so many of our young people is that—too often—it didn’t really matter to us. Not enough to shape our lives. Not enough for us to suffer for it. As Catholic Christians, we may have come to a point today where we feel like foreigners in our own country—”strangers in a strange land,” in the beautiful English of the King James Bible (Ex 2:22). But the deeper problem in America isn’t that we believers are “foreigners.” It’s that our children and grandchildren aren’t.”

Strangers in a Strange Land, Archbishop Charles Chaput

What a refreshing take on the situation from someone in the baby boomer generation. It is so much easier to blame millennials for not going to church; Archbishop Chaput takes the more difficult, but likely more true road.