Why this Website Exists
The Devil's Score Card
|1. In 1965 there were 58,632
Since most are 65 years or older, the % drop could
reach 85% in 7 to 10 years leaving less than 12,000 priests.
And most of these are in aging categories.
|2. In 1965 there were 48,992 Seminarians
|3. In 1965 there were 12,271 Religious Brothers
|4. In 1965 there were 179,954 Religious Sisters
|5. In 1965 there were 1,566 Diocesan High Schools
|6. In 1965 there were 10,503 Catholic Grade Schools
|7. In 1965 there were 104,314 Teaching Sisters
|8. In 1965 there were 12,346 Teaching Priests
|9. In 1965 there were 65% of Catholics Attending Weekly Mass
Most of the 25% are 50 years old or older. The projected
attendance will be less than 10% in ten years. When our grey
hairs are gone our churches will be empty.
|10. Those that call
77% believe it is not necessary to attend Sunday Mass
65% believe Divorce and Remarriage is acceptable
53% believe abortion is acceptable
74% believe artificial birth control is acceptable
66% believe the Eucharist is only symbolic and not the Body and
Blood of Christ.
These are all mortal sins that can lead to eternal suffering for
those who practice these beliefs.
|11. Among Catholic Elementary School
90% dissent on birth control
74% dissent on abortion
73% dissent on Papal Infallibility
37% dissent on the Real Pressence of Christ in the Eucharist
2% don't believe in God
There are many other dissents on our Church Teachings among these
teachers. A prime example is you don't have to believe in the
official Catechism. It's subjective. Let your conscience be
your guide. (How about the dogmatic sections)
This is who is teaching your children. Now you know why most
catholic elementary school students quit going to Mass after they leave
The figures are far worse at Catholic High Schools and most
Universities are a disgrace in what they do and do not teach about our
|11. Religious Communities between 1965
|Jesuit Priests declined 40%
||Jesuit Seminarians declined 89%
|Franciscan Priests declined 41%
||Franciscan Seminarians declined 97%
|Benedictine Priests declined 40%
||Benedictine Seminarians declined 93%
|Dominican Priests declined 40%
||Dominican Seminarians declined 89%
|And so on for all communities. Most of
the remaining priests will be gone in a few short years because of their
advances ages. And no replacements because there are so few
seminarians. And only a small percentage of these seminarians
There are 19,431 parishes in the United States,
of them have no priest to serve them. The number of parishes without
priests could easily triple to 9,000 in a few short years because of the
rapidly decreasing number of priests and so few replacements.
|1. Official statistics are found in the Kenedy Directory. This is
the official directory used by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
2,300 pages. Cost $325.00. 1-800-473-7020. The last
directory was issued in 2004. Periodically The Catholic News
Service will report the latest up-to-date trends. Mostly showing
discouraging down trends.
Other sources of researched statistics on
the decline of our church in this country are:
"Index of Leading Catholic Indicators" by Kenneth C. Jones - Paperback -
Jan 2003 - $22.00
have been several Gallup polls that will verify mass attendance.
Several similar studies conducted by the University of Notre Dame were
conducted to study what Catholics believe. Other sources for
information in this report include Fordom University, The New York Times
polls and The National Catholic Reporter.
Periodically provides statistical information on conditions in our
The average age of nuns
in the United States is 68 years old. Almost all will be gone
in a few short years.
16% of the priests in
the United States come from other countries.
In 1958, 74% of
Catholics attended Mass, now less than 25%.