Archive for May 12th, 2015
Percentage of U.S. Catholics drops and Catholicism is losing numbers faster than any denomination / Cruxnow.com
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Future of the Church, Voice of the Faithful on May 12, 2015
For years, two truisms dominated coverage of the US Catholic Church: about one quarter of the population is Catholic and each year at Easter, Catholics entering the church offset those leaving it.
“But new data suggests a new story.
“A report released Tuesday (May 12) by the Pew Forum finds that the total number of Catholics in the United States dropped by 3 million since 2007, now comprising about 20 percent – or one-fifth – of the total population.”
By Michael O’Loughlin, Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story. Click here to read about the survey on PewForum.org.