The happy faces of the old age group "Voice of the Faithful" progressives like a Japanese soldier on a deserted Island who doesn't know he's lost the war but still fights the battle!
Of course the writer is John Allen who is always fair, balanced and excellent! Read his most recent article of the 22 million Catholics who no longer practice their faith by pressing HERE!
The progressives in the Church won't be pleased by Allen's report. They insist that Catholics leave the Church because it isn't liberal enough, doesn't allow for same sex marriage, women priests and the like.
In fact the majority who leave the Church are leaving for more traditional, conservative Evangelical Protestant Churches. They perceive that the Catholic Church is too wishy-washy, thanks to liberals in the Church and not enough a "rock" that leads to salvation in Jesus Christ.
You know, it doesn't take a genius to figure that out!