In Christianity Today I read that… I can hardly bring myself to type… the horrific revelation that
Cat Owners Are Less Likely To Go To Church
This explains a lot, doesn’t it.
By Schrödinger… is anyone really surprised, much less shocked?
In other news,
On that note, I sense that, as the demographic sink hole is opening up under the Church, a couple of groups will probably survive and, eventually will find each other and start to mesh and mutually enrich: on the one hand charismatics and converts from evangelical Protestants groups and, on the other, traditional Catholics. When the growing throng of beige Catholics and disinterested nones – and cat owners? – drop out of even pretending to be attached to the Faith of their Fathers, who will be left? There will be some friction at first, but I am convinced that the results – which I may not see in my lifetime – will be amazing.
These groups are also having babies. They are not aborting our future. Abortion is a form of societal suicide.
I saw a note from Ed Pentin the other day that the bishops of Hungary issued a pastoral letter to emphasize what some prominent American bishops do not, namely, that life begins at conception. The Hungarians noted that since abortion was legalized in 1956 (Communists) “6 million of our compatriots have not been born”, which is “almost as many lives as the children born in Hungary in the same amount of time”. Now the Hungarian government is providing incentives for larger families. It’s working.