Today’s highly interesting read (12/03/20): For Many Churches, It Is Too Late

My beloved St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Milwaukee’s near south side. I’ve been a lifelong member, and have ushered weekly since 1970 when I was in grade school.

Let’s take a look inside.

Beautiful.

Back in March the Milwaukee Archdiocese shut down Sunday Mass here. We re-opened in the summer.

Prior to the pandemic the ushers (usually me) would do a Sunday Mass count ever few months as required by the Archdiocese. Now we do it every Sunday. I can tell you our attendance has dropped by 60%, maybe more.

Today’s read is from Jeffrey A. Tucker, Editorial Director for the American Institute for Economic Research. His most recent book is Liberty or Lockdown

Here’s an excerpt from today’s read:

Mostly people have just stopped going. 

And why pay for services you do not use? The church is still surviving financially but this can’t keep up for too much longer. Everyone feels it. The end is nigh. 

The church has proven to be as fragile as a locally owned business or the public school down the street. It can be crushed by executive edict. Once that connection to people’s lives is broken, it is hard to repair. 

Read the entire column here.



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