Our general Catholic society today has a reputation of being irreligious (Catholcis believe in abortion, contraceptives, gay marriage, vote for politicians who support these things, don’t go to mass, etc.)
People tend to look at the Middle Ages as a time of piety. How different was it back then?
Also, I remember reading a story about St. Bernard, who lived in the Middle ages. He saw a vision of hell, and out of 33,000 people. Only him and 4 others were saved in that bunch.
If the Middle Ages was considered a time of piety, than why are only 5 out of 33,000 people being saved during it??