Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Springtime Continues

A new survey shows 34 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, say they have no religion.

Even more significant is that one-third of those, about 11 million people, are Irish Americans.

The survey by professors at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, does not explain why Irish Catholics are by far the highest number of people who are losing their religion every year in America.



Anonymous said...

The decline started pre Vatican II, then quickly increased following Humanae Vitae, a document issued in error.

What do you think should be done to reevangelize these Catholics? I propose a more welcoming church! A more Vatican II liturgy, the new translation will drive people out, and acceptance for women.
Proud Catholic

The Rockin' Traddy said...

What do I propose? I'm sure you have an inkling of what I would propose. Much damage has been done since Vatican II, it's documents need to be re-examined and re-interpreted in the light of Tradition. If they are indeed shown to contradict the previous teachings of the Church, they must be thrown out. Much will be learned during the SSPX/Vatican talks regarding how serious Rome is in bringing the faithful back to the Church.

Anonymous said...

The faithful is already in the parish church, and around you on the street. Also, you can NOT throw out the teachings of the Ecumenical Council!

The SSPX will not reunify until they stop their nonsensical disobedience. Even then, the old Tridentine Mass should not be used in parish churches.

Proud Catholic

The Rockin' Traddy said...

The Traditional Mass is being said in parish churches, so you're out of luck my boy!

The SSPX was the sole deposit of Tradition there for awhile, when priests were too busy ripping out altars and nuns were too busy burning their habits, and bishops were too busy trying to figure how to become more like Protestants, the SSPX was bringing the truth of the Catholic religion to the masses.

The Catholic Church is only now re-discovering her faith. I pray it doesn't take another 40 years to clean this mess up.

Anonymous said...

How did that work out for the priests who went back to the old ways?

The church in union with Rome is the deposit of Tradition, not the SSPX, regardless of what individual Bishop's did! Be careful with your capital letters! :)

Even though I agree with the reforms! If you like habits, why aren't you wearing one? I wasn't aware Bishop's "became Protestants." In fact, it seems that it is the traditionalists that are infusing traditional worship with Evangelical beliefs!

Proud Catholic

The Rockin' Traddy said...

What?! You're serious, aren't you, Proud Prottie?

Rome certainly wasn't concerned about guarding the Deposit of Faith during or after V2. Someone had to do it.

Without Archbishop Lefebvre and the SSPX there would have been no FSSP, no ICK, and people like me who wonder what happened to our antiquity would be merely reading books about the old days, not participating fully in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass of All Times as I have been able to do thanks to the Grace of God.

I pray Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre was escorted to Heaven by a host of Angels for the work he did maintaining our Traditions during Rome's lapse of sense.

Thanks for stopping by,
God Bless!