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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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To: aSeattleConservative
Yes, if people are leaving or entering "the Church," it is The Church they are doing so about. The Church is the Catholic Church, that's the definition.

Thanks for the citations; Fr. Rutler's sources are going to be implicitly credible. Some google search results? Not so much.

And, yes, people are leaving Protestant denominations in droves. In fact, the same sources indicate that those denominations are disintigrating, and we all knew they must.


24 posted on 07/02/2010 10:39:17 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I don't speak starbucks.)
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