When I was a young one :-) I went to some faith formation group studies, where I got to spend some time learning from some of the generations above me. One man, a beautiful wonderful man named John was the father of kids I went to school with, he had six, and I am one of five. He said that over his lifetime he had come to a realization that for each generation there are only about ten percent who truly embrace, understand and continue the faith, those are the ones who were fertile ground for the seeds that were planted. So he no longer worried that five of his six kiddos had fallen away or grown lukewarm, or that his siblings had done the same, the Church would live on, every generation, even when it might appear everything was falling apart. It gave him hope and it gave me hope. It is human nature I myself have decided after another twenty years of living and interacting with other humans. Think about all of the organizations you are involved in, secular or religious, there are always a core group that seem to always be involved and reliable, even though they get tired and wish others would help out a bit more and they try, they send out invites, set up meetings and out of fifty invited maybe five will become active. It's just the way things are, part of human group dynamics, I don't know. I can't really say it is a lack of education or example, all of us were raised in the same home with the same parents, same expectations same education, same examples, for some it takes and for some it doesn't and for some it just takes longer to germinate. Not to mention I take great comfort and hope in the promise that the Advocate will be with us and that the gates of hell will not prevail and as long as there a billion active Catholics or ten, the Church will go on.