Regarding the media reports about declining numbers in the Catholic Church.
There is a reason we do not have a Gospel according to Judas Iscariot. Faith in our Lord does not reflect on what has left, but rather what Remains. There are many souls who can identify with The Prodigal Son and when souls leave the Catholic Church, some do return, some do not. The focus should never be on what is leaving, as the Apostles during the Last Supper didn’t know why nor even wonder why Judas was leaving. The focus stayed exactly where it should be, on our Lord. When THEY left Him, they returned also. – Be not afraid. Never stop praying. Ensure you do not leave Him.