The Latest Take: Insight into a Changing World
The first in a series of questions about God and life from my granddaughter, Alston Emily Novak, that I will endeavor answer via my Patheos blog.
The “Catholic Book Blogger” at Patheos included an excerpt from “Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation” (by Michael Novak and William E. Simon) as part of a series discussing recommended reading for today’s Cattholics.
This letter has been building up in me ever since the first session of the Synod on the Family last October (October 5-19, 2014). The tone of clerical discourse on such a subject seems woefully abstract and remote, as is no doubt fitting for bishops. But that leaves the language far out of touch with the realities of marital sexuality experienced in the lives of ordinary Catholic spouses.
I certainly discovered this disconnect in my own life.