Maybe we're talking about different "churches."
I didn't specify a particular church in my post. In fact, I stated "With YOUNG PEOPLE leaving the Church in droves.."
So according your Fr. Rutler, Catholic membership is up? (And here I thought because of the sex scandal people were leaving the Catholic Church in droves as well).
If you do an internet search "is church membership down?" you'll come up with hits like this:
Link to Catholic Membership Up
and studies that show the contrary
So if church attendance is up, what is the cause behind the moral depravation in our society? (or are you denying that statement as well?).