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An interesting point came up in the combox: Some people look at the huge numbers of Catholics who have left the church since the Second Vatican Council and say, “Well, it hasn’t done much good. Look at all the priests and religious who left. Look at the empty churches, empty seminaries, and lost souls.” Others [Read More...]

Why Wear All those Robes?…

…my Protestant mother once asked. To give her credit, she always asks because she really wants to know–not because she’s picking a fight. In fact, I wish cradle Catholics had a bit of her curiosity. When I see the tacky vestments in most Catholic Church cupboards I can’t figure it out. You mustn’t misunderstand, I [Read More...]

Religion in USA

Here’s more on that recent survey of religion in America: “The Roman Catholic Church has lost more members than any faith tradition because of affiliation swapping, the survey found. While nearly one in three Americans were raised Catholic, fewer than one in four say they’re Catholic today. That means roughly 10 percent of all Americans [Read More...]

Religion in USA

Carl Olson reports on American religious statistics here. Catholics, JWs and Mormons are up. Episcopalians, Liberal Baptists and Presbyterians down. Catholics are the largest single Christian group in USA. [Read more...]

Reform of the Formless

One of the best ways to tell if a parish is up to speed on the reform of the reform is to check out what their altar servers wear. If a bunch of girls show up in with high heels sticking out from below those white garments that look like oversized pillow cases you know [Read More...]