As an architect who designs churches I have both Protestant and Catholic clientele.
The Catholic Churches seem to be going backwards: reviving Latin, turning the altar towards the wall, reintroducing renaissance artwork, banning modern music, eliminating lay ministry etc. This is turning many people away, rather than attracting them.
The churches that seem to be prospering are the Non Denominational Evangelical Christian Churches. This group is very much into creative worship, use of electronic media and internet for worship, use of video with rock music etc. The evangelicals are also into lay ministry,liturical dance, ordination of women and what is called “Distriibutive Worship” ie starting home churches in mission countries.
Evangelicals are meeting the needs of modern man. Catholics ignore them.
The Catholic Church need to change its ways or lose significant numbers of members to other denominations. It appears that the reforms of Vatican II are being eliminated. Given the ultra conservative temperment of the current pope and bishops, how can new forms of worship begin to be created inside the Catholic Church ?.