It’s not just catholicism.
For the most part, the church in this county is dead.
Little more than a social club that meets between one and three times a week.
The rest of the week, nobody stays in touch, nobody helps anybody in need. Oh, some of them might visit the prisons or soup kitchens, but, by and large, the church is dead.
There are a few pockets of genuine church life here and there, but they are far and few between.
This guy is full of himself. If he wanted to find a Catholic Church he could feel good about attending he needed to look a little harder. The Church I attend has one parish priest and THREE deacons and all preach the sanctity of life, the sacrament of marriage and loving your neighbor. Two of the deacons give better homilies than the priest. One was ordained 32 years ago and is a conservative they come. He is a fellow Knight of Columbus, as are the other two deacons and the priest, who supports the Knights 1000%, and we are 150 man strong, and it’s not a big parish, only consisting of one Church.