Just want some thoughts from everyone here.
What do you think the future of cathoicism is in the USA in relation to other branches of Christianity? The numbers are growing fast due to hispanic families (From what i’ve read, if asked I can go look it up, might take me a bit though) and that trend is expected to continue. What i’ve noticed is what seems to be a rapid decline in real spiritual values in many “anglo” families in the USA and the end result of poor or what I think is a total lack of morality. What I also notice is how not only the elderly seem to be neglected, but you hear more and more about the bodies being left at the morgue and the state being left with the tab.
Also, from old protestant friends of mine i’ve been told as a branch many of the mainline denominations are dying out. Also no offense to the evangelicals out there but man a lot of the ones I know don’t seem to do much. I speak of the megachurch variety, the ones who teach Jeeezus in all his blond hair and blue eyed glory (that’s sarcasm i’m not serious with that one) was conservative, wanted to be rich and in some cases (Hagee in TX) believes the poor should starve. I shudder when I think what the end result of all that will be in a few decades and more importantly if the Catholic Church will step up to fix the mess that stuff is already causing in a lot of the places such as the bible belt and the midwest.
Also, think the Catholic Church will do much for the increasing number of people who are left unclaimed in morgues? They die without any final rites, farewells from anyone and pass on unacknowledged. Rather grim fate.