David Carlin is a retired professor of sociology and philosophy at the Community College of Rhode Island, and the author of The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America and, most recently, Three Sexual Revolutions: Catholic, Protestant, Atheist.
Note: We all have much to be grateful for – everything, in fact, since our very existence is a gift. And thanks from TCT again to everyone who donated yesterday on our second day of our end-of-year fund drive. We’re making good progress, but we’re going to take tomorrow – Thanksgiving – off so that we all can focus more on the many blessings we enjoy with family and friends. Which is all the more reason why we need you to act today – if you value what we do at The Catholic Thing. We only come to you twice a year, at mid-year and around now. We live the rest of the year on what you provide during those drives. There are many ways to give: via credit card, check, PayPal. You can even set up an automatic monthly contribution by clicking the Donate button if a one-time donation seems undoable. Whatever you prefer to do, please do something. It’s no exaggeration to say that the coming year is going to be crucial in the life of the Church and the world. And we want to be here, with your help, to report on – and shape – events. So do your part. Click the button. Support The Catholic Thing. – Robert Royal