Where Catholics go after leaving the Church

The greatest shifts among believers have occurred within Christianity, not away from it

Much of the switching in religious identity in the United States over the past several years occurred among the “nones,” specifically Americans who identify as agnostic or as “nothing in particular.” But the Christian landscape hasn’t remained static in the meantime. Though academics have long wondered whether the US will follow the secularizing trend found in most of Europe, … [Read more...]

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Where have all the Christians gone?

Increasing amount of "nones" when it comes to religion

The following comes from a July 29 Crux article by Michael O'Loughlin: Your notion of whether or not the United States is a “Christian nation” could be colored by where you live In Dallas, for example, nearly 8 in 10 residents are Christian, but in San Francisco, fewer than half identify as Christian – and the number of those claiming no religious affiliation is … [Read more...]

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Hey Washington Post editors: Santorums are (still) Catholic

Is it so rare that Catholics in politics actually vote according to Church teaching?

A decade ago, the editors of Time magazine decided – during one of the many "Who the heck are these born-gain people?" moments in the recent life of the mainstream press – to do a cover story focusing on the 25 most influential evangelical Protestants in American life. It was an interesting list. However, one name in particular raised many eyebrows – Sen. Rick Santorum. … [Read more...]

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