I am not a Catholic and this is not Catholic bashing.
I have thought for years that the RC church should tell its members to either believe or leave. This not only includes things like birth control and women ordination but the thinly veiled pagan practices left over from Aztec and Mayan religion in Central America and as well as similar practices in the Pacific and Asia.
Just excommunicate the whole Netherlands for starters with their legal prostitution and porno-industry.
Would that make the RC smaller? Yes but they need to either stand up for their doctrine or abandon it.
This guy in Australia can become a Lutheran. They allow this sort of stuff.
What you're saying is, the only way for the Church to be a whole lot better off, would be to become a whole lot more consistently Catholic.
True and universally applicable, starting with Mrs. Don-o.