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To: aSeattleConservative
maybe if you hunt around Fr. George Rutler's site you can find his recent citations to the contrary. I'd post it but it requires registration, etc. and I'm too busy to go digging up the citation -- point is, I read it, so I'm OK with it. Anyway, church membership is up worldwide over a decade ago. Up by more than fractional percentage points. JPII generation, World Youth Day, young vocations, etc. etc.

Maybe we're talking about different "churches."

22 posted on 07/01/2010 6:10:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I don't speak starbucks.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
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

Link to North American Church Attendance

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?).

23 posted on 07/02/2010 7:21:01 AM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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