Well, spring is almost here—though from the sub-freezing temperatures you’d never know it—and that can only mean one thing: Daylight Savings Time. Last fall I wrote about “Daylight Savings Time and other fallacies we agree to agree upon” in the National Catholic Register. So in honor, or horror, of “springing ahead” here are nine more fallacies many Catholics struggle with:
1. Deacons are members of the laity: The term “lay deacon” is perhaps the ultimate misnomer: there is simply no such thing. Deacons are full members of the clergy. They are not laymen. True, for the most part they live and work among the laity, but after ordination to the diaconate they are clerics. Period.
2. Monks...READ MORE