- Jan 19, 2020
How long should a sermon be? The major branches of Christianity in the U.S. have sharply different traditions, with sermons at historically black Protestant churches lasting — on average — nearly four times as long as Catholic sermons.
A new survey from the PEW Research Center has found that not only do most Americans believe religion and politics shouldn’t mingle, but Catholics in particular emerged as less likely than other U.S. Christian churches to trust their clergy on hot-button issues such as abortion.
In 2018-19, 47 percent of Latinos identified as Catholic, down from 57 percent a decade ago. A Pew Research Center study found the share of Latinos who say they are religiously unaffiliated is now 23 percent, up from 15 percent in 2009.
A new study shows that the percentage of Catholics in the United States has fallen from nearly one-in-four to one-in-five, with the added news that Hispanics in America are no longer majority-Catholic.
Results from the latest Pew Research survey on how much trust Americans have in those holding positions of power and responsibility offer both good and bad news for religious leaders, particularly those of the Christian faith.
The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they’ve suffered.