2012 in review – and predictions Admin Monday, December 31, 2012 In Catholic Italy there are fewer and fewer marriages, and there are some who see in this the umpteenth signal of the advent of a post-Christian era. An analysis of the current “signs of the times” and how the Church is interpreting them. Support The Catholic Thing © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.