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Old 1st July 2017, 03:37 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Thor 2 View Post
Do you go along with what abaddon says above,
That racism is the reason why white Australians deserted the RCC? I doubt that this was an overwhelming factor.

I would suggest that the RCC simply failed to make itself relevant to post-war Australians. The old "don't ask questions or you will go to hell" approach didn't cut it with the younger generations who were increasingly exposed to alternative information about God and the world.

Originally Posted by Thor 2 View Post
and please give us an opinion as to why Australian guys are so shy of celibacy?
Who knows? There are probably many and varied reasons why Australians have been reluctant to enter the priesthood. Celibacy is just one of them.
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