These reasons are wimpy reasons. These reasons do not really touch on the real issue.
The Catholic Church has not made it clear that there is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church since Vatican II. It is too busy running around making nice-nice with false religions sending the implicit message that you don’t need to be Catholic.
Yes, the Church teaches that others “can” be saved through the mercy of God (but not through other religions). The surest way if one keeps oneself in a state of grace is through the Catholic Church.
I know there are many on this site who believe otherwise and I’m not interested in arguing this doctrine. I’m only pointing out that the VII Church has not been sending the signal that the Catholic Church is the ONE true church for 50 years.
There are consequences for that.
There are consequences for that...True! I imagine decrease in vocations is one. A parish we attend sometimes for daily Mass (that has Perpetual Adoration!) just recently got rid of their 6:15 a.m. Mass most weekdays, retaining their 8:15 a.m. only, and on Saturday, they've eliminated their daily Mass except for on the First Saturday. (And this Mass is very popular usually bringing in 100 at the very least.) BUT this parish is down to just one priest, which is striking as it is such a huge parish.
The catholic schools made their students repeat it over and over again - like cults do - repeat something that isn't true over and over again. If someone has to try so hard to appear authentic even to the dimmest bulb a light turns brighter. Only those w/no desire to see the light, remain in it because the brainwashing took effect and they continue to embrace it. And, yes, there are consequences to that- eternal consequences. "Man which is evil' leads astray - the very reason for man-made doctrines/teachings.
Actually, Rome has been sending the signal that the Roman Catholic Church is NOT the one true church for much much longer than that.