Brother Of Jerry
Date: September 19, 2022 04:13PM
I saw an article that is a closely related topic, about the rapid collapse of the Catholic Church in Ireland. The Catholic Church once ruled the Republic of Ireland with an iron fist, and it is the basic reason for the existence of the Irish Republic.
Yes, there were sex abuse scandals, and Magdalen Laundries, and all that, but the recent and profound collapse is about more than that. I remember seeing the same thing in Quebec in the 1970s, when I lived in the NE US. Quebec went from devout Catholicism, and being the province with the highest birthrate and most conservative, to having the lowest birthrate, and being the most liberal. It was Quebec that was the principal provincial driving force for marriage equality. Who in the 1950s would have seen that coming?
Anyway - Ireland. It is a moderately long article, but I found it interesting. I don't think there is a substantial overlap with the reasons that LDS Inc is struggling, but I do hope that at some point LDS Inc has a sudden collapse the way the Catholic Church has had in Quebec and Ireland, from massive dominance to near-irrelevance.https://onlysky.media/hturpin/collapse-inside-irelands-stunning-rebuke-of-catholicism/