Monday, January 19, 2015

Approximately seven million people...

(according to TV and internet) attended Mass celebrated by Papa Francis in the Philippines, in horrid weather but with huge enthusiasm. Golly.  Even if it was half or two-thirds of that number, it's an awful lot of people.

Next time you are told the Church is dying, remember that.

The Church is growing and growing: 653.6 million Catholics worldwide in 1965, and the latest figure is 1.229 BILLION.

BTW, an interesting analysis of the situation of Catholics in the USA is here...

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