A Portrait of American Catholics on Eve of Pope's Visit to U.S.
When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States on April 15, he will find a Catholic Church that is undergoing rapid demographic changes. A Pew Forum analysis of recent surveys examines the demographic, religious, social and political characteristics of American Catholics. Read the analysis »
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|March 14 - Commonweal
Editorial: The Missing
The Forum's U.S. Religious Landscape Survey found that among religious traditions, Catholicism has experienced the greatest net loss in membership due to changes in affiliation. Commonweal argues that Catholic leaders should rethink their retention strategies.
March 11 - InsideCatholic
Symposium: Why Are They Leaving?
InsideCatholic responded to the Forum's survey by asking 34 prominent Catholics, "Why are so many leaving the Catholic Church?"
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