The demographics of church participation are shifting.
In these USA…
The numbers of active priests will drop, impacting the number of parishes open. The number of millennials going to church will drop, thus impacting parish income. The number of conservative and traditional priests will rise, percentage wise, in presbyterates, thus impacting liturgy, preaching, and identity. The number of children being born to practicing Catholics will outstrip those being born to liberals. The number of conservative or traditional bishops being appointed will probably drop, thus creating a slowly growing identity rift between faithful and their local chief pastors.
Meanwhile, I saw this tweet:
New seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King. Vocations booming. Bishops, this is where young men are going. News flash: Catholic identity matters. pic.twitter.com/cLXlu9PKxu
— Cream City Catholic (@CCityCatholic) July 10, 2018