In the 1980’s when I attended Catholic conventions, usually a keynote speaker at a banquet dinner would remind us Catholics in the most humorous way about the way we were as Catholics. Everyone would be laughing so hard, there would be tears in our eyes. There was a common Catholic culture.
The trip down memory lane was nostalgic because the shared memories fondly remembered were common to everyone who knew the pre-Vatican II Church.
For those adult Catholics born in the mid to late ‘80’s to early 90’s, could such a keynote speaker do the same walk down memory lane and have the same fond, nostalgic laughter with tears like my generation of Catholics have/had?
My generation of Catholics can laugh at the humor of “Nunsence” because we all remember our Catholic schools with fully habited and plenty of nuns and what we experienced from them, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
We can remember fondly with a common memory that transcended parishes and dioceses what growing up Catholic was like at home and in our parishes and warmly remember it.
Is there anything similar for Catholics born in the period I suggest? Are there shared Catholic experiences from their past which brings tears of laughter? Do they share a common Catholic culture?