I clicked the link: Mass Attendance the last 11 years: 55% 48% 42% 41% 41% 39% 35% 22% 23% 24% 22%.
It's a "deep problem" for the Catholic Church because if it gets worse the priests will have to get real jobs.
"When the moment came, he gently reminded everyone that Holy Communion in the Catholic Church is reserved for those who are “properly disposed” to receive it—that is, Catholics who are not conscious of grave sin and who have fasted for one hour."
Fasted for one hour? I don't remember that one from my Catholic brainwashing days.
One thing I do remember is not going to church on Sunday is a mortal sin which means eternity in hell.
"45% of Catholics said they weren’t familiar with church teaching that the consecrated bread and wine used during Communion are not mere symbols of Christ’s body and blood, but the real thing."
I remember this bullshit.
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