Edited for space..<quoted text>people here in boston have not forgotten,churches are closing daily here,to them but she's not sure how to handle it.i told her the best thing to do is let it go until after her parents are gone because it will cause a problem,her parents (father mostly)are big on going to church,every saturday and sunday,her mom calls and allways asks if she went to church and she lies and says yes she went,she went christmas eve,first time she went to church in months.being a mother she is having a hard time with this issue,and it's understandable,that is why i can't understand why parents are still taking their kids to this perverted church,and not just the C.C. but anyone of them involved with cover-up of abuse going on.I include the boy scouts also,that was a real shocker,had no idea the problem was that big in the organization.made my brother aware of it just in case he had the idea of sending my 5 yr. old nephew to the scouts,after what he read,he won't now.he won't even let the kids go to church,they stay home with him while their mom goes.i can't blame him,if i had kids no way would i let them near either organization.
When I was young and our family attended mass, at the end of mass, it was a log jam in the isles of people pushing out the front doors. There would be the smokers lighting up, and always a couple old ladies talking the ear off of the parish priest about some muffins she was going to bake for him, and the rest of the crowd dispersed within a few minutes.
There was always a few old ladies who stayed back and prayed some more hoping to attain more grace for their grand total.
A friend of mine who has been a life long member says the high water mark years were in the late 1960s and since then he says attendance right across the city has dropped steadily.
Back in the day 3 sunday masses, 3 parish priests, 1 saturday night mass.
....TODAY, no parish priest, 1 sunday mass, 1 saturday night mass, and most attendees are old grey haired people. Few children attend.
....times are changing quickly.