From the combox at Father Z's:
At the moment, any business that was operating in similar circumstances would have recognised that something has gone seriously wrong* and would be taking actions to rectify this before they go out of business. I would have thought when your biggest competitor (Islam) overtook you in customer loyalty (so to speak) that this would have been the wake-up call but it appears not. There seems to be a generation (50+ years of age) who are in many of the positions of authority in every aspect of the Church who refuse to analyse the situation objectively (perhaps they are emotionally invested in V2 as an aspect of personal identity?) and seem willing to run the business into the ground rather than acknowledge and rectify the problems.
You know I am gay for loopy analogies... and the bad business model of the post-conciliar Church screams out to me. (Mine has more to do with marketing, why is Tiffany's wasting all that effort advertising that they are giving away FREE BALLOONS with every flawless diamond set in platinum? or that, if you prefer, you can have that flawless diamond set in Silly Putty?)