We are Catholic

safrica-catholicJohn Allen, Boston Globe, writing about “Catholicism growing in the heart of Muslim World,” has insight that is essential to North Americans taking on the broader vision of what it means to be Catholic

“The typical Christian in the world today isn’t a middle-class white male in Dubuque pulling up to church in his Lincoln Continental. She is an impoverished black mother of four in Nigeria, or a Dalit grandmother in India, or an exploited Filipina maid in Saudi Arabia. They often face hardships that are hard for most American Christians, accustomed to material comfort and lacking any real experience of religious persecution, to fathom. Until you get that, you won’t see the full story of Christianity in this era.”

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