If you believe the media, Christianity is dying, and yet...

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    ...when I go to Mass on Sunday, the pews are full.

    And my Church has five Masses every weekend. I would say over 1000 people attend each Mass.

    And I've been going to daily Mass, when Catholics aren't even required to go, and still there's at least 100 people there.

    So news of the death of Christianity has been much exaggerated.
     
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    You know what I think, and this is just based on what I have seen… I think that the old, stale and unbiblical denominations are the ones that are dying. But the churches I go to are not only packed every Sunday, but are consistently growing.

    So yeah, the reports may be partially true, but they are misleading, because it’s the dead old churches (that don’t even truly follow Jesus) that are dying.
     
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    Yep. No true Scotsman would believe churches were failing.
     
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    The mainline Protestant Churches may be in trouble, but that may because they've been hijacked by the left into fighting against global warming, or what not.

    The relevant issue of Christianity is the saving of souls, and if the pastor is talking about the weather, instead of that, it may be a turn off.
     
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    Since you don’t understand the difference between alive churches and dead churches, there’s no use even talking to you on this topic, you have zero understanding.
     
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    My Church, the Catholic Church, is in a lot of trouble. We are having trouble recruiting new priests and nuns.

    But we still have as many laymen, going to Mass, as ever. I mean, I don't have the statistics but the pews are full every Sunday, and we have five Masses every weekend.

    I am not sure what happens when we no longer have enough priests to say Mass to all the laymen.

    We may have to rely on deacons to perform services that aren't Mass, but something else.
     
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    How many people there are younger than 55? Be honest.
     
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    So your church is the sum total of christianity here?
     
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    Right now, the hierarchy of most big churches are turning into sexual predators......gee, what's not to love?
     
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    There are people of all ages at the weekend Masses.

    At the daily Masses, it looks like its mostly retired folk.

    Why do you ask?
     
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