Saturday, November 24, 2007

Catholic Church Frets Over Losses to Pentecostals

The photo, perhaps, is the answer to the question.

VATICAN CITY - The Roman Catholic Church must figure out what it is doing wrong in the battle for souls, because so many Catholics are leaving the church to join Pentecostal and other evangelical movements, a top Vatican cardinal said yesterday. [Blade]

Oh, really? Maybe they could have asked those former Catholics who left. Or the ones still in the pews.

Here's a clue: look closely at the photo above. First, two Swiss guards wearing costumes from the 14th century. Second, the all-male cardinals dressed in similar garb. Third, the massive columns of a massive building in Rome. Finally, the guards again- guarding the doors so that the regular folks can't get inside.

Any questions?

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