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By Joannie Watson, Integrated Catholic Life, Nov. 11, 2022
Joan Watson was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, but college and graduate school took her to Virginia, Ohio, and Rome. After graduating from Christendom College with a B.A. in History and Franciscan University with a M.A. in Theology, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to be part of the explosion of Catholic culture in the middle of the Bible Belt. …
“It’s time to recognize that Christianity is not a comfortable religion. The doctrines we profess are stumbling blocks, and the demands are uncomfortable.”
We have gotten too comfortable. Walking around as baptized Christians, we probably don’t often think about what that means. Christianity is radical. If we really profess what Christianity professes and live what Christianity demands, we will not be comfortable. We will be weird.
I frequently read and hear people lamenting how we no longer live in a Christian culture. Yes – being Christian these days makes us strange. We stand up for marriage and unborn life. We assert that all human beings have dignity and a right to life, regardless of their health or mental capacity or criminal record. We believe in things like good and evil, right and wrong, and male and female. …