An Age of Unreason by Donna Steichen

An Age of Unreason

Catholics and the New Age
by Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
Servant Publications, Ann Arbor, 1992
paperback, 234 pages, $8.99

reviewed by Donna Steichen

The times are passing strange, all right. Science outshines nature with ever more dazzling technology, uninhibited by traditional morality, while tenured theologians excuse its most abhorrent ventures by denying that any act can be intrinsically immoral. Updated religious bureaucrats writhe in embarrassment when simple believers protest in vitro conception or the grisly harvest of transplant tissue from aborted babies. Renowned scholars presume to weed Christ’s own words out of Holy Scripture, citing scientific advances in literacy and historical criticism as justification. Surely this must be the scientific age?

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