Talk:Cafeteria Catholicism

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New Page[edit]

I added this page, using information found in the Web-sites listed in the references. I hope this article is useful and shows NPOV. As is ever the case, feel free to expand and edit to your heart's content.--ManicBrit 13:38, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Who created this concept, can we find an author and a source for that. Is this different from Cultural Christian or should it be merged? -- Sverdrup (talk) 00:55, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Other denominations[edit]

I believe this article to be biased. Are there articles on cultural Lutherans or Baptists? Not trying to seem extreme but this is mildly anti-Catholic. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:56, 31 July 2009 (UTC)


The article says "Cultural Catholic" is synonymous with Cafeteria Catholic. Should we merge/move this into Cafeteria Catholic? And redirect Cultural Catholic to Cafeteria Catholic? Lionelt (talk) 01:31, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

People and institution[edit]

One possible cause for the cultural Catholic phenomenon is that in terms of ecclesiology, the Church is often defined in alternative ways : the Church as a people and the Church as a sacramental institution. When these two ideas of the Church begin to contrast, it is usually then that the cultural Christian phenomenon begins to emerge. See for instance the article people of God which describes the Church as people, and contrast it to the encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia which is more centered on the sacramental definition. Another way to explain this is that most Irish people are Catholic, but not all Irish Catholics are Catholic in the sense that the Roman Catholic magisterium and episcopal hierarchy interprets the self-understanding of the Church. In this sense, it is possible to be much more Irish, Italian or Spanish than Catholic, while maintaining a dual or multiple cultural identity that is often in conflict. ADM (talk) 17:33, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Page Moved[edit]

I moved this page to Cafeteria Catholicism because I could not find a single reference to Cultural Catholic outside a website that is named "Cultural Catholic," but has nothing to do with what was being claimed in the article. Also, the old text was WP:OR and the few references were found to be nonexistent.Malke2010 15:21, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

"In some European nations including Brazil, more than half of baptised Catholics support birth control."

Huh? Did someone move Brazil and not tell me about it?.45Colt 10:22, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Early uses[edit]

Currently, we have an "early" use in print from 1986. If Google Books is correct in identifying this source, that's a full fifteen years earlier. --Nat Gertler (talk) 22:04, 30 November 2016 (UTC)