Fr. Dale Matson reflects on the faith statement in the Nicean Creed “And all things visible and invisible.” Fr. Matson asks the provocative question, how many people actually believe in the invisible world?
Over at First Things, Elizabeth Scalia provides a reflection on the ways saints teach and mold us in faith.
Reuters reports on a study conducted by the European Central Bank that “Catholics are more likely to support government intervention in the economy than Protestants and also have a stronger preference for sharing wealth equally.” More interestingly, the study (read it here) found that Max Weber’s economic theories are much more explanatory than Karl Marx’s: “Religion is not just, as Karl Marx would have us believe, ‘People’s Opium’, but can, by its own force, significantly change people’s preferences, both self-regarding and social ones.”
Christianity Today reports that Christians in Portland, Oregon are leading the fight against child trafficking — a study on the “new abolitionism”.