VIDEO: Let’s really look at the Demographics

Archdiocese of St. Louis used to give 3 reasons why they must close/merge 100+ parishes immediately: 1) money, 2) demographics, and 3) lack of priestly resources. Money is no longer discussed much by the leadership of the Archdiocese because the financials are publicly available, as well as the tremendous donations from faithful Catholics for all the appeals from the Archdiocese. Lately, the Archdiocesan leaders have talked about demographics as a reason for why they must close/merge so many parishes. But these links show that the state of Missouri is one of the two states with the highest growth in Catholics! Also, Missouri is having a population growth overall. That doesn’t sound like a logical reason for less parishes. In fact, we may need more parishes soon!
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/252998/us-catholic-population-shows-growth-trends-southward
https://mocatholic.org/blog/new-census-data-shows-population-increase-missouri
https://ucatholic.com/news/us-catholic-population-on-the-rise/

Our Lady of Good Success, Pray for us!

Today, Thursday, February 2nd, we are gathering after 12 Noon Mass at the Cathedral Basilica to pray for our priests, our Archbishop, and that All Things New be truly guided by the Holy Spirit. February 2nd is not only the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas) but also the Feast Day of Our Lady of Good…

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