Jacques Batista, Port Elizabeth – After hearing a lay person’s explanation of Shrove Tuesday and Lent — including the rules etc — which, in my opinion, not only contradicted what I had heard a priest say but lacked depth, I stumbled upon a video by US Bishop Barron on what he calls “dumbed-down Catholicism”.
In the presentation, Bishop Robert Barron mentions the Vatican II constitution Lumen Gentium and how we are called to be “essentially” and not “incidentally” Catholic.
He continues to express concern over the shallow depth with which we express our Catholic “story”. Although we strive to embody our Catholic faith through a clarity of heart, would you agree that we are bound to lose something great(er) if we continue to dumb-down Catholicism by ignoring its “essential” complexities?
The link to Bishop Barron’s seven-minute video is www.y2u.be/vZkPH1rOAG0