If the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference, we may be having an outbreak of indifference in the realm of institutional religion. There may be a silver lining, however. Many people are spiritually hungry.
“How many are leaving? The short answer is: a lot,” the bishop said, noting the sobering statistic he said many in the room probably were aware of — that 50% of Catholics 30 years old and younger have left the church.