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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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CATHOLIC MARRIAGES DECLINING RAPIDLY

Catholic marriages in Boston have plummeted 61 percent in the past 20 years according to a Boston archdiocese planning document. In 1984 there were 12,314 Catholic marriages. In 2005 there were just 4,820.

Is it any wonder that the family is unable to fight the lures of the world without the grace of a sacramental marriage?

"Terrence C. Donilon, an archdiocesan spokesman, said the church has launched a long-term effort to revitalize parish life and increase Mass attendance, marriages and baptisms."

"The document, which Donilon called “unofficial,” points out that evangelical Christians and Mormons have success in committing teens to their faith, while evangelization is a “low institutional priority” for the Catholic Church.

“There is a disconnect between what youth believe about God, themselves, their lives and their behavior,” the document said."


Without grace in the marriage and the family there is no future for the Faith. Evangelization must become a priority for all of us. Only when we boldly and unapologetically live our faith will the richness and treasures be rediscovered by the world at large. I can't help but think that one of the best evangelization tools and sources of grace for the entire world will be the return of the Tridentine latin mass. Excerpts from BostonHerald.com