Trendy Services are a Turn-Off for Young Lured by Latin Mass

In an era of declining religious faith and dwindling mass attendance, a Catholic church in Detroit boasts a booming congregation. St Joseph Shrine attributes this success not to a charismatic priest or brilliant social media, but rather its decision to hold daily masses in Latin. “People find [the new rite] too breezy, too informal, so … Read more

Vatican’s Failings Punished In Collection Plate

The Pope has cast his reformist papacy as a zero-tolerance battle against clerical sex abuse and financial sleaze, but the faithful voting with their wallets do not seem to have confidence in his efforts. Last month the Vatican’s secretariat of the economy reported that Peter’s Pence, the annual worldwide collection in Catholic churches for the … Read more