Christopher Lydon interviews James Carroll: “Practicing Catholic”

posted by Mike on April 22nd, 2009

Lydon: And the main question I think is, simply, why are we so tenaciously devoted to discovering ourselves as Christians, and what that means. You, me, lots of people.

Carroll: Well, that’s the big question. I’m mystified, frankly, by my own Catholic Christianity. I love it. I argue with it, I’m in a fierce conflict with it. I’m deeply consoled by it. For me it’s as simple as going to mass. That’s the practice. The practice outweighs all the doctrines, and even all the aesthetic glories of the Church.

James Carroll interview from Lydon’s excellent “Open Source.”

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  1. On April 23, 2009 at 10:08 Kaihsu Tai said:

    This echoes with Timothy Radcliffe OP’s book Why Go To Church?: The Drama of the Eucharist, which is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book 2009.

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