Former PI has unwittingly proven why Catholics not formed by the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and the complete Deposit of Faith and Morals of the Church have left in high numbers often becoming "nones!" Thank you FORMER PI!
At the basis of this is the loss of Catholic Faith in the Magisterium and the Deposit of Faith symbolized by the Mass at its foundation.
Former PI belongs on the other side of the spectrum from those with common sense. He thinks that the changes in the Church symbolized by the changes in the Mass does not account for this loss. He supports his delusional thinking by showing the following new Pew Survey results:
The Pew Research Center actually asked people why they left, and their data indicates that it wasn't "the changes":
Just gradually drifted away 71% (Isn't this a loss of the Deposit of Catholic Faith and identity????)
Stopped believing the teachings 66% (Isn't this a loss of the Deposit of Faith and Identity?????)
Spiritual needs not met 56% (Isn't this a loss in the belief of what the Catholic Mass is and means???)
Unhappy with teaching on:
abortion/homosexuality 56% (Isn't this a loss of Catholic morality and identity????)
birth control 48% (Isn't this a loss of Catholic morality and identity rooted in the Mass????)
treatment of women 39% (Isn't this a loss of Catholic dogma concerning Holy Orders & Mass????)
divorce/remarriage 33% (Isn't this a loss of Catholic morality and identity????)
Dissatisfied with atmosphere at worship 26% (Isn't this a loss in the belief of what the Mass is????)
Clergy sexual abuse scandal 27% (Isn't this a lack of spiritual maturity which the OF does not foster???)
Opposed to celibacy for clergy 24% (Isn't this a loss in what the Catholic Mass does and offers to the sinner which the OF Mass doesn't seem to counter???)
Religion drifted too far from traditional practices such as Latin mass 8% (Isn't this a sign that the OF Mass as celebrated doesn't make as obvious the Sacrifice and Real Presence of Christ and the Fear and Awe one has in God's presence?????)
the other 92% who left did not cite "drifting from tradition" as a
cause for their departure, why keep claiming that's the reason they
left? (FORMER PI: read what you just said!!!!The 92% who left not only drifted from the Tradition of the Church, her Mass, her Magisterium, her Deposit of Faith, her sacramental life, her morality, her faith and good works, they have chosen to do so in most cases because of Catholicism LITE reflect and symbolized by the manner in which the OF Mass is celebrated and the preaching that comes from it. WAKE UP and SMELL THE COFFEE!!!!)
Read the whole thing HERE!