I am reminded of the saying, “the more things change the more they stay the same.” Progress is all relative to what you are progressing towards or away from. In the case of our society, we are progressing away from the Gospel of Jesus Christ and barreling down the road towards pagan barbarism. Towards this end we have made a lot of progress.
It seems that human sin is a constant in any time though. Perhaps the ages have been punctuated with times of abnormal holiness and a desire to follow the law of God, but for the most part, the great mass of humanity has very little concern for their last end. In this climate, it is imperative that the Church again fulfill its divine mandate to “go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”