A Heart on Fire: Catholic Witness and the Next America by Charles J. Chaput
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I normally would not write a review of an article, but the take away from this one was too much to ignore and let go silently.
I did give this article 5 stars and if I could have given it more I would have. The insight was incredibly profound.
For those of you wondering if this is just an article about being Catholic it is not, it is about being religious in America. It does focus on the problems within the Catholic church. But, the problems facing the Catholic Church are not unique, and are being faced by other Christians religions, and even not Christians.
Though this article was written a couple of years ago, the problems have gotten worse since then and not better. If you are worried about this, and wondering what you might be able to do to make things better, this article would be a good place to start.
The author Charles J. Chaput, obviously has put a lot of thought and research into this, so that the article is not a rant about how the current administration is or is not doing this or that, but a thoughtful review of what has happened in the last twenty to fifty years and how that differs ideals of the founding fathers, and some predictions about what the future will look like if things don’t change.