Another ‘wake-up’ call from Michael Voris – this time reporting on Catholicism in England. Whilst it may be clear that many of Voris’s claims are undoubtedly true (although the percentage of Catholics is probably well over 8%, and nearer 9% of the population) I think he may be unaware of the large zealous young Catholic population of the country, who are anything but faint-hearted when it comes to living their Faith. These youngsters (and even the ‘not-so-young’) are traditional, knowledgeable and passionate about their Catholic Faith. Many of them are members of the Juventutem Movement http://www.juventutem.co.uk/
As the ‘laodicean’ church adherents start to diminish in numbers and disappear (“…because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth”), for they fail to attract the young to the Faith, those who are traditional – thus faithful Catholics – are definitely on the increase. The ones that marry tend to have large families, and vocations to the religious life are also forthcoming among them.
This is the article in the Economist Michael Voris refers to: