A couple of quite big changes is church rituals and practice have come up recently. Others may not agree as to why these changes are taking place but my own thinking is they have been driven by the need for membership revenue.
One is the cross approve of baptisms. It will now the possible to go from being an Catholic to, say, a Presbyterian without being “rebaptised”. The Catholic baptism will suffice for Presbyternians and visa versa.
I would guess this came about because of complaints from both ordinary people and clergy. A reasonable reaction of learning one needs an “updated baptism” would be, “What, I’m already baptised. I don’t want be rebaptised in front of other adults.”
Better marketing of the faith in general would be seamless transfers. Any theological problems are overridden.
An even more innovative change apparently is under way in the Catholic Church. There has always been this problem when people divorce. The Catholic Church requires an annulment. Instead of just stamping “ANNULMENT” on a paper and moving on, the Church made up a long complex process. The applicants have to pay for the bureaucratic steps involved.
This annulment requirement must be a big revenue loser. If a couple with children split up and remarry without annulment, they often are gone from the church. Their children are gone plus children from the second marriages.
The Pope is now suggesting the annulment process be speeded up by determining there was not adequate faith prior to the unsuccessful marriage. Faster annulment and faster remarriage will keep more in the Church: