This comment surprised me, as I have never heard the term a “cultural Catholic”. I looked it up in Wikipedia:
A cultural Catholic is an individual who belongs to the Catholic Church but observes the religion's practices as a cultural tradition rather than a spiritual exercise. Cultural Catholics may not fully understand the theology that informs the religion's rituals, or may reject part or most of the theology as outdated or irrelevant to modern life. ... Cultural Catholics regard the sacraments of the Catholic Church (e.g. baptism, first communion, confirmation and a wedding in a Catholic Church) as important milestones in life, without necessarily attaching much spiritual significance to the events.Anna Quindlen defined Cultural Catholics as, “Catholicism is to us now not so much as a system of beliefs or a set of laws but a shared history. It is not so much our faith as our past.”
On this Pentecostal Sunday I'm confused, how can a person define himself as Catholic without it being Spiritual? I’m asking for comments today. What do you think? How would you identify yourself under this definition?