Dr. Regis Martin, professor of Theology at Franciscan University and author for Crisis Magazine, writes on belief in God becoming a fifth wheel in the lives of some.

When a student of mine returned from a recent visit to Barcelona, where she’d spent a busy month babysitting small children, she reported that the host family she stayed with not only did not go to weekly Mass, or say Grace before meals, but positively refused to believe that these were practices other people might actually observe. When the student pointed out the oddity of their position—after all, Catholics the world over routinely do these things—they reminded her that while in Spain everyone is baptized, after a decent interval most people simply stay away, disdaining the Church whence their New Life in Christ began.

Read the whole article at CrisisMagazine.com

About the Author

Dr. Regis Martin has been a professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio since 1988. Students eagerly enroll in his undergraduate and graduate courses, including Foundations of Catholicism, Grace and Virtues, and The Trinity.