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Friday, August 10, 2012

To no one's surprise

Mark Shea has a couple of recent posts, one linking to a post of mine about voting and one linking to my series of posts reviewing Forming Intentional Disciples.

As of this morning, about 20 different people (including me) have commented on Mark's post about voting, and 1 person (not including me) has commented on Mark's post about discipleship.

Well, that's just a dull anecdote. But it does suggest a principle (even if it doesn't establish the relevance of the principle to the Church in the United States):

Catholics who manifest their Catholic identity more by talking about Obama than by talking about Jesus aren't doing a very good job of manifesting Catholic identity.

More starkly: If Catholics would rather talk about math than discipleship, we're in trouble.