Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I Know That Things Weren't Peaches & Cream Before Vatican II...
But were they THIS bad!!??

Interesting article from The Catholic News Agency. Amazing what 40+ years of watered-down theology, radical ecumenism, spiritually castrated Roman Protestantism, and just flat out shitty catechesis hath wrought.

Here's some of the article. As the card players of old use to say - read 'em and weep. (Emphasis mine)
Survey finds one-tenth of Americans used to be Catholic

Washington DC, Feb 25, 2008 / 08:26 pm (CNA).- The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has released the results of a detailed new study of the religious affiliation of the American public. The results reveal... that one-third of Americans who were raised Catholic no longer identify themselves as such, and that the outflow of these Catholics is stabilized by Catholic immigrants.

The survey, based on interviews in English and Spanish of 35,000 adults, found that more than a quarter of American adults have left the faith of their childhood. Including changes between Protestant affiliations, 44 percent of Americans have switched religious affiliation, moved from no affiliation to affiliation with a particular faith, or dropped any affiliation to a specific religious tradition.

Though the Catholic proportion of the population has held steady at one fourth of the U.S. population, approximately one-third of the survey respondents who were raised Catholic no longer describe themselves as Catholic. According to the Pew Forum report, this means around ten percent of all Americans are former Catholics.
I thought Vatican II was suppose to bring truckloads of Protestants to The Faith. Hell, we can't even keep what we've got. If this is the "Springtime of The Church"... I'd hate to see winter.


Blogger Michelle Therese said...

Satan must be patting himself on the back...

Ya know, we delude ourselves into thinking everything is supposed to be Peaches and Cream and this is why the "Spirit of Vatican II" got its foot in the door! We are a Church filled with sinners ~ and we are the sinners, not "someone else" that can be changed with magical "liturgical reforms." Of COURSE there were problems in the Church! There always have been and there will be until the scond coming of Christ when Almighty God shows up and cleans house! Trying to force changes so that everything appears warm and fuzzy and "good" is the wrong way to go! Worse yet, watering down the Faith so as to appease the Protestants is even worse!!

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