Milwaukee's Catholics are abandoning the Mass in droves, reports the Journal-Sentinel's Tom Heinen, who covers the religion beat.
Only 24% of the Archdiocese's 680,000 registered Catholics performed the mandated series of deep knee bends and abracadabras last season, according to its Archstatistics.
The Quesosphere's in-house papal bullshitter Dad29 tries to gin the figure up to 30% but finds even that less than inspiring.
The question is, where are they going instead?
If it occurred to them that they can demonstrate to their neighbors the old "peace be with you" routine sans the medieval death cult rituals, then I say that's a step in the right direction, maybe even an inspiring one.
But if they're opting instead for one of the continually splintering Protestant rackets, as Archbaptist Al Mohler gleefully suggests, then, not much of an improvement.*
* That's a joke, as Al Mohler is a poor substitute for a Jesuit.