Here’s something to decide on:
Father Richard John Neuhaus, editor in chief of First Things, spoke at the event on “Why I Am Not an American Catholic.”
Father Neuhaus told ZENIT: "Since the Second Vatican Council, there has been a fevered concern about what it means to be an American Catholic.
"I suggest that is the wrong way of putting the question. Our commitment is to be not American Catholics but Catholic Americans. The adjective controls.
“Do we define being ‘Catholic’ to fit ‘American,’ or do we define ‘American’ by ‘Catholic’?”
“Put differently,” the priest explained, “are we Catholics in a peculiarly American way or Americans in a distinctively Catholic way? Of course both are true, but the accent is on the latter.”
“The future of Catholic witness in American life lies with those who are clearly and vibrantly Catholic Americans,” Father Neuhaus said.
Which leads us to the question:
Does it or doesn’t it matter in CAF?