One cannot deny the degree to which godlessness and woke madness has overwhelmed western culture when a U.S. Supreme Court appointee cannot even say what a woman is and German bishops are seriously considering blessing homosexual unions.
Clearly, our entire Church—the Body of Christ—is in a state of precipitous decline. At its current rate of decrease, membership in the Catholic Church will be inconsequential by the end of this century.
It is demoralizing to witness something you love so dearly fall to pieces in front of your eyes. At a time when the world needs the Church to be upright and speak with boldness and assurance on the issues that are destroying Western Civilization, too often she equivocates or remains silent.
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Many in the Church—clergy and laity alike—fear that by being too bold they will turn away some who remain in the pews. If they speak against abortion, or contraception, or the LGBT narrative, or even the importance of regular Confession, they fear they’ll see an even steeper decline in Church membership.
Crisis Magazine absolutely rejects this view. We believe the Church is dwindling precisely because it fails to speak the Truth with authority; because it fails to consistently encourage lay people and clergy alike to serve as salt and leaven in the world.
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