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Reluctant Catholics who continue to subscribe to the rituals of the Church are engaging in a damaging marriage of convenience

12th March, 2017
How much longer can those of us without faith continue to subscribe to the rituals of the Church, just because it’s the convenient thing to do?

I’m not a good Catholic. I’m not even much of a Catholic. On the rare occasions I find myself in a church, I make life awkward for those around me by refusing to go to Communion and generally giving the impression of someone who is there under sufferance. The truth is: I usually am there under sufferance. I’m there because some kind of ritual is taking place: a wedding, a baptism or perhaps a funeral...

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