Posts Tagged ‘Mass Attendance’

Online Masses help housebound retain a sense of belonging. Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018

In the last few years, many of my home communicants have found a great deal of comfort, encouragement and sustenance in quite a recent phenomenon: the growth of live Masses available on the internet Read More Related Posts:Fewer Masses in Invercargill ahead of mergerSoul-MakingNativity Day: the deeper meaning of ChristmasBuilding community bonds in Dunedin South

Australia’s Catholic Church in crisis Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

During the past 12 months, Australia’s Catholic Church has had to face several moral issues. These include a sex abuse crisis as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse published reports about abuse at Catholic schools and institutions, losing the same-sex marriage referendum and Victoria government’s upper house voting to allow euthanasia. Read more

Can bad Catholic music be stopped? Comments 0

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

“Extraordinary how potent cheap music is,” says a character in a Noël Coward play. And it’s true. Even in church. A morbid Victorian hymn or a Christmas carol can reduce even the most cynical atheist to tears. But even more potent, I’d argue, is church music that isn’t so much cheap as embarrassingly bad. I Read more

Poll: Dramatic decline in religious faith among the Irish Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012

An international survey has recorded a dramatic decline in religious faith among the Irish over the past six years. Between 2005 and 2011, the proportion of Irish people declaring themselves to be religious dropped from 69 to 47 per cent — a percentage drop in religiosity exceeded only by the Vietnamese. Over the same period, Read more

Earthquakes have not changed church attendance Comments 0

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Catholic Bishop of Christchurch , Barry Jones, says a comparison of this year’s annual survey of the numbers of adults and children coming to Sunday Mass with the surveys of the last few years seems to show that the earthquakes have had no effect on the number of persons coming to Sunday Mass He Read more