Sunday, January 14, 2007

Eldest Daughter Tells Mother To Go To Hell
It's official --- France is no longer Catholic

Paris, Jan. 12, 2007 (CNA) - A leading French religious magazine declared on Tuesday that France isno longer a Catholic countryafter a poll indicated that the number of French Catholics dropped by 30 percent in the past decade.

In the early 1990s, French Catholics made up over 80 percent of the population. According to the poll, they currently make up 51 percent, and only half of these said they believe in God. The latter said they retained a Catholic identity because it was family tradition.

Meanwhile, the number of atheists rose from 23 percent in 1994 to 31 percent. Only 10 percent of the French population attends church regularly.

Now here's where things get interesting... the Conciliar bishops of France in a statistical essay on the state of the French Church (2005 Guide to the Catholic Church in France. Unavailable on the internet so far ) admit that 5% of French Catholics attend the traditional Mass somewhere in France every Sunday.

Ephraem at Dominucanus blog had access to the 2005 Guide, and gives the following information;

The demographics get even scarier if you are a French [Novus Ordo] bishop. Of traditionalist congregations 90% are less than 55 yo and their average age is 26. Scariest of all is that 70% of traditionalist families have four or more children. This is more or less an age pyramid with a broad base and a small peak (11% over 56 yo). The usual Novus Ordo congregation has an inverted age pyramid with the bulk of the congregation over 55 yo.

Now I'm not all that good (or trust) stats all that much, but does this equate to half of the church going Catholics in France attend the Traditional Latin Mass? Seems so.

One thing's for sure... Traditionalists are growing in numbers in France, and the Vatican II bishops have done everything in their power to destroy the Catholic Church in France for the past 40 years. And they almost did.

As Ephraem so eloquently stated on his blog; "I failed statistics, but even I can see that in 20 years time the only people going to the new mass in France will be elderly bishops."

Now here's the scariest question of them all.... how far behind France is YOUR country?

Pray for the freeing of the Traditional Latin Mass.

2 Comments:

Blogger Anita Moore said...

I'm sure the useful idiots of 40+ years ago hoped that by suppressing the Tridentine Mass, it would pass out of living memory and die out. How dismaying it must be to them to find not only that it hasn't died out, but that there is a groundswell of demand for it among people who are not old enough to remember the pre-Novus-Ordo days.

The power of the Tridentine Mass to survive and inspire even those who did not grow up attending it is a pretty encouraging sign that it has the backing of the most important Supporter of all. And that's all it takes!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Tito said...

WOW!

Awesome information my Marine friend.

I'm going to link to this.

10:16 PM  

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