Posts Tagged ‘decline’

Consumerism in religious orders key to decline in England

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A drift into consumerism and a preoccupation with money and finance are key reasons for the stagnation of religious orders in England, says an historian. Dom Aidan Bellenger, former Abbot of Downside Abbey and a leading historian of the monastic life, made this assertion in an article in The Tablet. He suggested that communities had Read more

As Pope arrives, Catholic numbers fall in Brazil

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

As Pope Francis prepared to fly to Brazil for World Youth Day, a new study showed that the proportion of Catholics in the country — which has the world’s largest Catholic population — has dropped steadily in recent decades. With Catholicism losing ground especially among the young and city-dwellers, only 46 per cent of the Read more

A quarter of Britons have no religion

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Of 400,000 people surveyed, 23.2% said they were not religious, according to the British Office for Statistics. This is a rise of nearly 3% since 2010. The statistics also indicated that there had been a significant decrease in the numbers of people who described themselves as Christian – with a decline from 71.3% to 68.5%. Read more