I am not taking a slap at Pope Benedict —actually, I think he was one of the brightest popes in many decades—but I had to laugh at the thought of people being attracted to a more organized form of paganism such as Wicca. I didn’t know people went to those kinds of places for the “preaching.” I would say in addition to preaching, a more general lack of solid catechesis has been lacking in the church for years. RCIA is the biggest joke out there.
I was at a CCD class for parents whose children were preparing for sacraments and was amazed to hear the DRE pushing for women priests and urging people to lobby the hierarchy. Converts from protestantism were outraged and an angry debate ensued, as people in the class attempted to convey Church teachings to the DRE. The absurdity of the situation was beyond belief.