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Dutch bishops give Pope Francis a bleak picture of Catholic Church in decline

Posted on September 21st, 2014 at 10:40 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


More than 23,000 Catholics quit the Dutch Church in 2010, the peak of an exodus in which an average 18,000 have left each year since 2006. This year, however, only about 7,500 had left by October.Catholicism is still the Netherlands’ largest faith, officially claiming 24 percent of the 16 million population. Next come the Protestant churches at 18 percent and Islam at 5 percent.But Eijk told Vatican Radio that government estimates put the Catholic total at 16 percent, falling to 10 percent by 2020. And the bishops’ report said a mere 5.6 percent of those declared as Catholics actually went to church regularly.Ad de Groot, a lay Catholic leader in Eijk’s archdiocese of Utrecht, said secularization and the sexual abuse crisis had prompted people to leave in the past. But now, the very plan to close churches is alienating the Catholics who are left, he said.De Groot’s group accuses the bishops of merging parishes without consulting those who are losing their local churches. “Many people are angry and disappointed,” he said. His group told the Vatican last week that half of practicing Catholics would drift away in coming years as their churches closed.

Amazing… you can rape their kids, but don’t you dare close their hangout! Who are these people?

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  1. Psychology 101. People build communities. Churches are major community gathering places where people of similar minds and interests congregate. Close the churches, and the members of the community will find someplace else to congregate, and it won’t necessarily be another location of the church since that location is not their community or congregation.

  2. Same thing is happening to a lot of worn-out institutions; Freemasons for example.