As a followup to this:
and the lack of baptisms of children of presumed Catholics (Canada has almost half the rate of the USA!):
Globally in 2016, there were 10.2 baptisms of children under the age of 7 for every 1,000 Catholics. The rate in the United States was 9.6, while in Canada it was 5.3.
The rates of child baptism were lower than they were 30 years ago. The Statistical Yearbook of the Church for 1986 said globally 18.9 children were baptized for every 1,000 Catholics. The rate in the U.S. was 17.6, and in the Middle East, it was 11.9.
The collapse in the last 13 yrs in USA (and probably worse in English Canada) is astonishing:
Note: Catholic schools in US are tuition based private schools.
- 33% decline in infant baptisms in 13 yrs
- 18% decline in weekly mass attendance in 13yrs (probably mainly older, probably worse in Ontario)
- 33% decline of primary school age kids in parish religious education in 13 yrs
- 70% increase in “former” Catholics in 13 yrs
- 31% drop in Catholic marriages in 13 yrs.
- The Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada’s largest diocese, has witnessed a decrease in Catholic weddings — down 28 per cent from 2006 to 2016 in 11 years despite rapid population growth.
Meanwhile, there are 40,000 kids in the OCSB “Catholic” school system. OCSB, unlike some other Catholic school boards, are “open access” to all kids in both secondary and elementary. In fact some elementary schools in OCSB, nominal “Catholics” are in the minority. Weekly mass attending children would be a extreme minority (2%?)
How many of those children will you see at a regular Sunday Mass?? 1000 across the whole city? How many of them will baptize their kids or get married in a Catholic church?
In 11 more years (2030), what will the statistics in Ontario be? How many baptized Catholic school-aged children will there be? We are already baptizing at half the rate of the US (could be some Quebec effect on Canadian numbers)
With the above demographic disaster, can so-called “catholic” school system survive? (2019: 575,000 students in more than 1500 “catholic” schools)
(identical or worse moral results than secular system)