BY MARK REIDY
I once heard it said that one of the most dangerous places in the world is a Catholic church car park after Mass.
No doubt the person was trying to be humorous, but there is perhaps an element of truth to the observation.
We live in an era that puts great demands on our time, so it should be no surprise that this would extend into our spiritual routines.
A rapid post-Mass exodus could well be symptomatic of our wider society, where we have become so trapped in the busyness of our lives that we have no time or energy for belonging to a community.
Our spiritual commitments can become just another personal box to be ticked.
The sad consequence of this trend, however, is the erosion of the sense of communal identity that once epitomised the Church.
The problem with making a beeline for the car after Mass (The Record)