Whatever happened to the "new springtime" promised by the Second Vatican Council and the revolutionary changes adopted in its wake?
Pope Benedict XVI put it most succinctly: "It is incontrovertible that this period has definitely been unfavorable for the Catholic Church." Among the manifold empirical demonstrations of the fact, CNA offers one digest of the most recent (2018) stats on Mass attendance.
"Catholic pews in the US are emptying, according to data from a recent Gallup survey, which showed that Mass attendance is down to a 39 percent weekly average over the past 10 years..."
Article: Mass attendance in US down in recent years, Gallup poll finds
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