Church and Religion

Post-Vatican II statistics prove it!
Michael Davies
 The Proof is in the Pudding
 

Active Priests:
1965 - 58.000
2002 - 45.000

Ordinations:
1965 - 1.575
2002 - 450

Priestless Parishes:
1965 - 549 (about 1%)
2002 - 2.928 (about 15%)

Seminarians:
1965 - 49.000
2002 - 4.700

Sisters:
1965 - 180.000
2002 - 75.000

Brothers:
1965 - 12.000
2002 - 5.700

Jesuits:
1965 - 5.277
2002 - 3.172

Franciscans:
1965 - 2.534
2002 - 1.492

Christian Brothers:
1965 - 2.434
2002 - 959

Redemptorists:
1965 - 1.148
2002 - 349

Catholic High Schools:
1965 - 1.566
2002 - 786

Catholic High School Students:
1965 - 700.000
2002 - 386.000

Parochial Grade Schools:
1965 - 10.504
2002 - 6.623

Parochial Grade School Students:
1965 - 4,5 million
2002 - 1,9 million

Infant Baptisms:
1965 - 1,3 million
2002 - 1 million

Adult Baptisms (conversions):
1965 - 126.000
2002 - 80.000

Catholic Marriages:
1965 - 352.000
2002 - 256.000

Annulments:
1965 - 338
2002 - 50.000

Regular Mass Attendance - study #1:
1958 - 74% of Catholics (Gallup Pole)
1994 - 26.6% (Notre Dame study)

Regular Mass Attendance - Fordham University study:
1965 - 65% of Catholics
2000 - 25%

Misc. (source, National Catholic Reporter)
77% believe Catholics don't have to attend Mass on Sunday
65% believe Catholics can divorce and remarry
53% believe Catholics can have an abortion
10% accept the Church's teaching on birth control (source, Notre Dame poll)
70% believe the Eucharist is a "symbolic reminder" of Our Lord (New York Times poll)

Source: Liturgical Time Bombs in Vatican II, by Michael Davies, TAN Books, copyright 2003


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