Prior to Vatican 2, Catholic Missions were run by Monks who sought to convert and evangelize the world to the Catholic faith.
Today, contemporary missions on a global scale are geared primarily toward Social Justice issues, and are run by a mixture of clergy and lay Catholics.
…Now I’m not saying that there is any wrong in contemporary mission work, but must we fully abandon the old style completely? Is there any evidence that having done so up until this point has actually caused a decline in Catholic faithfulness?
(the catholic world mission is nothing like the old ones that used to exist here in California)
Oh, also has this changed the way Catholics view the clergy and the religious among us?