Thursday, March 15, 2012

Catholicism is NOT COOL and should NOT be

I think being Catholic is awesome.

However, I don't like this attempt to re-cast Catholicism as something cool.

Catholicism is not contemporary. It's not fashionable. It's not hip.

It's timeless.

I don't think we have to be high-brow and august about it all the time.

But I think calling ourselves cool appeals to a certain fashion-minded worldliness that is unbecoming to the faith.

Catholicism is cool if by "cool" you mean that it inspires wonder.

But "cool" is a word that speaks to a certain superficiality. Things are cool one year, and passé the next.

Let's not be cool.

Let's just be ourselves.