I disagree about the religious indifference. It provides a unity in prayer before our town festival and solidifies the already close community we have. We have a church picnic- some of the Lutherans work at it. They have a spaghetti dinner, and pretty much without the Catholics buying and working- it would go bust. We do have a lot of families who are Catholic, but their mothers were Lutheran, so they have that connection. These are strong Catholics, BTW.
Also, I was a public school teacher, and I can tell you that we need to focus on supporting each other as Christians. Those students who are “unchurched” are far more uncivilized that the ones who come from Christians backgrounds. Sad to say, some Catholics who come to church these days are more into the materialist culture than our Baptist parents or non-denominational.
Does that mean I confer “authority” or authenticity to the entirety of the beliefs? No. But I do see the Spirit is working.