Chesterton identified five deaths of the faith. Many commentators predict the death of the faith today. Should we be worried? I comment at CatholicExchange:
What the secular critics of the Church don’t quite realize as they seek the fall of the Faith is that the Church’s death will always be like the death of Her Savior: a death followed by an unexpected rebirth. Where they look for a “diminished creed” they will find instead recommitment to serious orthodoxy. The essence of Christianity is not the denial of sin, but rather repentance, forgiveness, and new life.