The argument that the Church must change or die was popular in the 1960s among Protestants and Catholics alike. We now have half a century of evidence showing just how wrong that idea was.
Here’s a very interesting study on the topic of Church growth that flies in the face of much we are told today about how to respond to the culture. One of many interesting points is “orthodox groups possess more secularization resistance than liberal ones.”
Consider this when you are told traditionalists are rigid, they don’t understand why the young seek out tradition, or that growing traditional religious orders are bad. The data speaks for itself.