Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Perpetual Adoration, Jangling Rosaries and Dodging Questions

An interesting post over at Get Religion.
Here’s a little secret known only to faithful religious believers and, perhaps, to journalists who are willing to pay close attention to their lives: People who pray a lot know more about doubt than people who dedicate little or no time to serious prayer.
I bring this up for journalistic reasons, after several GetReligion readers sent me notes about a recent Washington Post story about a Catholic parish that practices the 24-hour-a-day practice of the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is a good idea for a feature story and this piece has its moments, even if it finally veers into that familiar pseudo-National Geographic tone suggesting that the reporter is writing about the obscure practices of an exotic tribe on the other side of the planet — not members of our nation’s largest religious flock.

Do go read it.
And the article it refers to.


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