Agenda

* Zondag 30 juli: Tridentijnse Mis om 17u30 in de Basiliek van het H. Bloed, Brugge.
* Zondag 6 augustus: uitzonderlijk geen Tridentijnse Mis in Dadizele. Volgende Mis: zondag 3 september om 9u in de Basiliek.


donderdag 13 december 2012

The Economist: traditionalisten zijn de avant-garde van de Kerk

Het is trendy om traditionalist te zijn in de katholieke Kerk, schrijft The Economist deze week:

SINCE the Second Vatican Council in 1962, the Roman Catholic church has striven to adapt to the modern world. But in the West—where many hoped a contemporary message would go down best—believers have left in droves. Sunday mass attendance in England and Wales has fallen by half from the 1.8m recorded in 1960; the average age of parishioners has risen from 37 in 1980 to 52 now. In America attendance has declined by over a third since 1960. Less than 5% of French Catholics attend regularly, and only 15% in Italy. Yet as the mainstream wanes, traditionalists wax.

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