Wednesday, January 10, 2007

France is No Longer a Catholic Country

Not that this surprises anybody. Soon it is going to be a Muslim country, just like the rest of Europe, unless the demographic trend changes.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/10/wfra10.xml Share

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is Tours undone.

I read the article in the Telegraph, and I copied a portion here...
One devout Catholic said the biggest problem was that younger generations were no longer interested.

"When you go to Sunday mass, it's just old people, except for special occasions like midnight mass," said Marie-France Guillon, a retired school teacher from the fishing village of Crac in Brittany. "When I tried to get my grandson, who took communion in March,(!) to go to Sunday school, he said 'no thanks, I'd rather stay and play monopoly.' " (How old is this kid?)

My comments are, where are his parents? Why is it left to the Grandfather to ask his grandson to go to mass. I never ASKED my children to go to mass or Sunday school. I expected them to go, they knew that and made time in their otherwise busy schedule to go. (satire) Children are unable to form good habits if they are left to their on devices. They will not have formed right reason. Woth out right reason there is an ilformed conscience. Which means that they are not capable to form good decisions. By not insisting that his grandson go he is culpable of the sin as well as his grandson, and act of comission.

My poor France yet there is hope. Not all is yet lost. I pray for the great Monarch.

elena maria vidal said...

I join you in prayer, Monsieur. The great Monarch will come. France will once more lead the way to faith, truth and civilization.

Anonymous said...

For all the beautiful medieval churches in Paris, they are more of tourist spots than for quiet and prayer. There are signs that photos and visitors aren't allowed when Mass is celebrated but not all the churches I visited enforced that.
During my month of summer study aboard in Paris, I went to Saturday evening Mass at St. Eustache, a short walk from the hotel. It was disheartening to see the low attendance. I must have been the only college-age person there! However, I was heartened to see those who came to pray and spend time with the Lord in the Parisian churches I visited.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, I found pretty much the same thing when I was last in Paris about eight years ago.

Anonymous said...

Yes the demographics are definitely heading towards a muslim europe. There was a recent article that the bishops in Spain were worried about a renewed interest of the Muslims in taking Spain again, as the Muslims have begun prilgrimages to their old Spanish mosques.

The only answer to all this is for Catholics everywhere to wake up and to love and defend their Faith with all their hearts again! It will increase the numbers of devout Catholics as well as head off conversions to Islam.

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks for the insights, Georgette; everything you say is right on.