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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Demographic shifts changing the Catholic church

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fascinating map.

The map does not show the parallel decline in the absolute number and the levels of practice of the Catholic laity. Also by eliminating or several restricting concelebration and insisting priests say one Mass a day, the so-called priest shortage is not half as bad as is often claimed. The real problem at the moment is the quality not the quantity. Breaking the vicious circle of quality decline would mean that the quantity will look after itself.

Boston again

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Digging in to stay and pray