The hierarchy of the Catholic Church conspired to steal the faith of Catholics, this conspiracy has resulted in the shrinking of the faithful to what could only be called a sin, it has reached a level that churches are staying open because we have the blessing of the African Catholic Church which is vibrant and very present in our diocese. One of our priest told us that in his home parish they have seven Masses on Sunday and the church is filled for every Mass.
We have steadily declined in Mass participation why?, the primary reason is that the English Mass with the aid of our protestant brothers who help developed the Mass of Paul VI (The English Mass),had, as its goal to specifically to blur the lines between our Mass and a protestant service, they achieved that goal.
What the fallen away Catholics have forgotten or have been taught to forget by their so called Catholic parents, so called priest (presider) and so called catholic schools is, the real difference, we have the Eucharist, (communion for the present day Catholic), the protestants believe it is symbolic as do the majority of Catholics today, but for us, Jesus chosen people who are truly Christians, it is the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ and we have it at the Log Church every Sunday.
Lee Harris, Belleville