- May 23, 2020
A new study released this week by St. Mary’s Press and CARA seeks to understand why young people are leaving the faith.
Especially after the departure of Steve Bannon, it seems an open question how much influence Catholics have in President Donald Trump’s White House, despite the fact that several of the president’s top aides are actually Catholic. One observer says the door may be open to Catholics who support the president’s agenda, but closed for those not inclined to be “cheerleaders.”
A new study in advance of National Catholic Sisters Week finds there are more than 4,000 foreign-born nuns either studying or serving in the United States, with Asia the largest sending continent. On average they’re younger, and tend to be highly-educated, representing a sort of “reverse mission.”
A new book called “Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century” presents a treasure trove of research and data on parish life in America, among other things capturing the ethnic transformation of American Catholicism and also the impact of growing mobility.
A new report shows that Catholic sisters in the United States face a more serious challenge to their existence than the Vatican-led investigation of the American nuns: A rapidly aging membership and a decline in vocations that afflicts even the most traditional orders. “The overall change in the population of