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Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion (Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968), and more recently on politics (Illinois Blues: How the Ruling Party Talks to Voters, -- Lulu.com, Kindle). Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, he lives now on Chicago's North Side, where four of his and Winnie's six children live close by.
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I read a remark years back by a young woman, “I love the Episcopalians. You don’t have to believe anything to belong.” Sort of sums up most Protestant churches who haven’t stressed their original doctrines in decades. I know people who shift from denomination to denomination depending on the popular church in the area in which they move.
Catholics have shucked our core principles little by little and the passion for Our Lord and His truths withers and people fall away. If anything goes, why bother going to Mass? For the social life?