Stones for bread: the growth of secular religion in the West

Posted November 4, 2016 8:20 pm by Culture Witness

Stones for bread: the growth of secular religion in the West

By Paul Malvern |”Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?” Matthew 7:9One of the wonderful things about vacations is that they give you a chance to read books and articles you might not otherwise come upon. A good example is an op-ed piece I saw recently in the French language newspaper, Le Journal de Québec, by sociologist, Mathieu Bock-Coté, entitled, “Les nouveaux curés” (“The New Priests”).1 In it he expresses the view that Quebec – a region that has pursued aggressive secularization ever since the “Quiet Revolution” of the 1960s and 1970s –

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