“The Democrat party is their religion. The Catholic Church is just a place to go at Christmas and Easter.”
The Catholic Church is apparently where they go to make a living and feed their families, too. My own giving at my parish has basically stopped since the election; whatever services for the needy provided by the Church are now taken by force from my paycheck, and whatever operating cash my parish needs they raise by renting out my vacant school to the public school system. Financially, the State has replaced the Church in terms of relevance...
“Financially, the State has replaced the Church in terms of relevance.”
Which is all the more reason to attend and perpetuate the Faith.
I stopped giving to many of the 2nd. collections, but I try to support the Church.I have noticed the absence of the young members, and a shortage of altar servers. The Church is hurting, and IMO it is a hurt they brought on themselves. Their refusal to discipline Catholic politicians has shown that their rules are only for us peons and not for the Elites in the Church.Their allowance of things like Obama getting an award from Notre Dame , and his speech at Georgetown have hurt the Church.
If the Church cannot discipline their own theological Universities they need to get out of the University business.If the Church cannot control their Nuns they need to close down the offending Convent. If the Church refuses to get homosexuals out of the Priesthood, they need to stop pretending to keep the Faith.
The Church must provide discipline if they wish to survive.