By Mary DeTurris Poust
The Church may have 2,000-plus years under her belt but that doesn't mean it's necessarily smooth sailing ahead. Talk to folks both inside and outside the Church and everyone seems to have an opinion about what Catholicism needs to do, needs to be to remain relevant for generations to come. Do we need to go back to our traditional ways? Try something new? What would Jesus do?
Head over to Patheos for a diverse collection of essays on the "Future of Catholicism," not only as a body of faith but as a worldwide organization. You'll find everything from Barbara Nicolosi's "Save the Boomers, Save the World: Redeeming Culture" to Jesuit Father James Martin's "Casting Out Fear: Imagining a Sympathetic Church."
Over at the Religion Portal side of Patheos are shorter opinion pieces that continue the conversation. Yours truly will add my two cents there later this week.