On a side note that is relevant to this point: A whole generation of priests have been taught a confused theology of the Church. Ask any of them a simple question and you are bound to receive an overqualified answer that nuances everything to the point of saying almost nothing. Until this problem is remedied, I don't see how things are going to change.
For Example: All Souls becomes "memorial day" with no mention of praying for the dead, or keeping in mind our final end.
From USATODAY.com - Church struggles with change:
"Today there are fewer parishes and fewer priests than in 1990 and fewer of
the nation's 65 million Catholics in those pews. And there's no sign of