Some Catholic Churches Resorting to Old Tradition in Huge Shift

In the United States, it is no secret that in recent years there has been an immense cultural shift within the country. Indeed, the nation appears more tense, divided, and polarized in terms of politics and social issues than at any other period in the history of the union since perhaps the American Civil War occurred over 160 years ago. This division has considerably worsened over the last eight years, notably following the 2016 presidential election in which the former real estate and business mogul from New York City Donald Trump won an upset victory in that contest for the White House against the career politician Hillary Clinton. Following the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, increased racial tensions, and civil unrest, Trump was defeated in that election by another politician in the incumbent Joe Biden. Since Biden took office, the climate within the country has declined, with economic, cultural, and international conflicts plaguing the nation.

While the economy has been strained and inflation has crushed the working class (6 out of every 10 are estimated to be living paycheck to paycheck), the largest problem Americans face in terms of division is in the cultural sector. Progressives have continuously promoted increasingly controversial social policies- new public school curriculums have been enacted in many states run by Democrats that include the implementation of radical ideologies like critical race theory and transgenderism. Parents are up in arms everywhere (especially in places like New Jersey where the state has mandated by law that school officials must hide children’s “gender identity” from parents).

Truly, America is a nation without a moral compass. The moral foundation of the Christian faith used to guide American society for generations. This is increasingly not the case. As America society becomes lost, many Catholics in the nation are attempting to reform their church and return to “tradition”, attempting to move away from the liberalization which has occurred over the last several decades.