First, Mass is often deadly dull. Sometimes the priest is from Botswana, and you can't understand him. Other times, you can understand the padre, but 20 minutes on the Corinthians can be challenging, if you know what I mean. It would be great if priests, ministers, rabbis and imams would spice it up a little.The Mass isn't about the priest. Maybe if O'Reilly shut off his cellphone more than an hour a week (and took in a few daily Masses), he'd learn why people return and return [to the altar], every single day. He no doubt would become a better host (and listener!!) himself as well.
When the faith was strong and the tenets and rubrics actually meant something.
Let's see what that suspicious line above actually says, since O'Reilly spun it out of all reality.
100-31 = 69: 69 percent of the people might worship publicly on a monthly basis. IOW, 31% + (69X)= worship publicly.
100-43 = 57: 57 percent of the people worship on some kind of regular basis, apparently, and X% of the 43% do go to worship on some kind of irregular basis.
57-31 = 26: 31% worship weekly, 26 regularly, and X(43%) worship irregularly.
31+26 = 57% worship regularly, and many more worship irregularly.
Translation: What’s all this God stuff? Why can’t we talk about me for a while? All that Mass stuff is OK but I had a bad week too. I’d also like 3 days with nothing to do.
does Bill even attend himself?