Why would I refute the statistics? If they've left the Church, they've left the Church. Why are you looking for a refutation of the numbers? On the other hand It's very instructive to identify the author and what he proposes to fix the problem. To us, at least.
No one would quibble with the stats. However the solution is all wrong.
Exactly what I just said.
Catholics here have admitted the Church has "been weaken". Is anyone going to refute the stats? Yet I don't hear they trying to do anything about it.
Again, why are you looking for us to refute the stats? And what would you have us do?
There isn't much you can do is there? That is, if you believe this is the way the Holy Spirit is leading and protecting the Church, you may be opposing that will. This Jesuit priest has been appointed by the Pope and given the authority of the Church. So even though Catholics may disagree with him, they must submit to his calling. Why gripe?
Then again, perhaps the people who left to go to an evangelical Protestant church were actually the ones to see God's will.