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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Personal)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2018/12/22

In the ongoing, decades-long wave of decline in the attendance, adherence, and outright belief in Christianity in the advanced industrial economies, especially in the light of the Roman Catholic Christian Church continuing to produce legal-worthy scandals, recent news came out reflecting this, which produced a conference with associated content by the Vatican as well.

This time, it was in Germany. Over the last 18 years, the Roman Catholic Church closed more than 500 churches. Over the next decade, a similar trend is projected for the Netherlands as well. The phenomena is spreading around the world, according to Father Pawel Malecha.

That is to say, within the internal reportage of the Vatican, the decline within the church, in specific countries and regions, continues unabated and retains its border crossing abilities. Here we come to the fulcrum, the question of whether the Christian Church will experience a revivalist spirit or a steady, albeit bumpy, decline into the future, except in those born into the faith.

The closed churches have been used for purposes deemed unfit for Catholic uses. This includes the deconsecration of churches “for a pornographic exhibition.” Some churches have been forced to close due to the expenses of lawsuits based on the sexual abuse scandals within their particular history.

This is the trend and a growing one, in geographic extent and population-based-rate.


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