Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren
(10-05-2012, 04:01 AM)TS Aquinas Wrote: Good job on that growth! The more that convert and not attend weekly Mass, refuse Confession (don't make us break out those statistics) and reject Catholic dogma (again, another detrimental statistic) will find a deeper level of Hell then they would have outside the Church. Way to go! :clap:

The stats actually support the slump in faith in the West. Since many Catholics of European background are often euro-centric, they'd of course think that America and Europe are the Church. One wouldn't think of asking, What are conditions like in Nigeria?

(10-05-2012, 03:24 AM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: Parmandur:
The world's population of Catholics held constant at 17% over the last 50 years.

So there wasn't any growth.  (Heck, there was negative growth because most of those Catholics don't actually ...  act Catholic)


It is growth in overall number. While the percentage is not higher, the number of people is vastly higher. When salvation is an individual thing, that is very important. The data does support my theory that grace is being transferred to the African and the Asian, the "third world" people, and away from the "first world". I think this is actually in the divine plan, and through these people we will then be reevangelized ... after we've been humbled.

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