The Return of Tradition

US News and World Reports has an interesting article on on the return of many faiths to more traditional routes.
In Catholic circles, the Pope’s letter authorizing broader use of the Mass of 1962 is one obvious sign of the trend, but also in new church architecture, the increase of popular devotion of the laity, receiving communion on the tongue instead of the hand and more.
The article describes that this trend is not isolated to the Catholic church, or even the Christian faith. It appears that society in general is wanting to return to the stability provided by ritual within one hectic and crazy world.
One challenge within campus ministry, I suppose with the church in general, is how to embrace and hold the hand of the extremely pious student, while also being open and able to connect to the student who is discerning his or her spirituality at the same time.






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