Quote Of The Day — October 31, 2013

Half a century on, the disaster is manifest. The robust and confident Church of 1958 no longer exists. Catholic colleges and universities remain Catholic in name only. Parochial schools and high schools are closing as rapidly as they opened in the 1950s. The numbers of nuns, priests and seminarians have fallen dramatically. Mass attendance is a third of what it was. From the former Speaker of the House to the Vice President, Catholic politicians openly support abortion on demand.

Patrick Buchanan – Suicide of a Superpower  

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10 Responses to Quote Of The Day — October 31, 2013

  1. Crawfish says:

    The Catholic school I attended from 5th to 12 grades is expanding, not contracting. Back then, half of the teaching staff came from the monastery next door, and most of those men were refugees from the 1956 Hungarian revolt against the Soviets. Now the Abbot (and former school Headmaster) is an American, and an alum of the school. The priestly population is majority American, and growing. The physical plant of the school is over double the size from my days there.

    • I have done no research on the status of the Church in America, Crawfish. I’ll take you at your word. The subject of the decline of active Christianity in America might be a good subject for discussion, without a proselytizing slant.

      Thank you for this information. I was not aware.

  2. Mrs AL says:

    For me and other readers who haven’t read Mr. B’s book, how does the subject of the Catholic church fit in with the idea of “Suicide of a Superpower” ?

    • Uhhh,,,

      Truthfully, Mrs AL, I have no idea. In fact, I have not read any of Mr. Buchanan’s books. I’m going to have to put it on my “To Do” list. . 😀

      • Mrs AL says:

        No problem, Grouchy! I am going to go ahead and look around. What fascinates me is this quote within the title of the book. At first, believe it or not, I thought that the Suicide to which he referred was the suicide of the Catholic Church. You know how goofy my brain works. 😮

  3. Buck says:

    Possibly a good portion of the problem is the very visible reluctance of the Church to effectively deal with its problem of pedophilia.

    • All of organized religion at this point in time is coming under attack by intolerant elements.
      That said, from what I understand, the Roman Church is attempting to change its course, and deal openly with the scandals that have been thrown at it by unscrupulous priests.
      Thank you for this comment, Buck. Food for thought~!

  4. Clyde says:

    The BIGGEST problem, IMHO, is the headlong rush into liberalism by the Lavender Mafia. The Catholic Church did not NEED to become liberal. They just did. Too many liberals in positions of power, and too many parishoners being liberal as well have contributed to this issue.

  5. Thank You, Clyde, for you bring up a very valid tendril of thought, that I feel should be pursued.

    Compassion and caring and service on the one hand, and “Pity Party Enablement” on the other. There is a fine line, between a “Hand Up”, such as you see often on the football field, and the force-feeding welfare system that so many organizations at the Federal Government level all the way down to the local level, and even (especially?) to the Family Unit level. This includes the various NGO’s and “United Way” and other charitable agencies.

    When one assists a butterfly out of the cocoon, that butterfly is crippled for the rest of its existence. And that existence is short, painful, and hungry. But let that butterfly get out on its own, and its wings dry, and it is able to fly, in freedom, and to mate and breed, before its natural death.

    We, in our misguided sense of enablement and entitlement, have sorely wounded many millions of our fellow countrymen.