Mass attendance by Catholics resumes downward slide

Weekly church attendance has declined among U.S. Catholics in the past decade, while it has remained steady among Protestants. From 2014 to 2017, an average of 39% of Catholics reported attending church in the past seven days. This is down

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2018-04-10T11:47:35-08:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |35 Comments

Most U.S. Catholics don’t believe in the devil

Eight in ten U.S. Catholics don't believe that Satan actually exists, according to a new analysis of statistics. In an online post dated August 24, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) dissected raw data from the Faith and Global

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2017-08-31T08:52:13-08:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , |32 Comments

Was the last ‘witch’ of Boston actually a Catholic martyr?

The following comes from an October 31 Catholic News Agency article by Mary Rezac: The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr. In the 1650s, Ann Glover and her family, along with some 50,000

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2016-10-31T18:17:50-08:00October 31st, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |8 Comments

With Pope’s cardinal picks, Bernardin’s ‘seamless garment’ is back

The following comes from an October 9 Crux article by John L. Allen Jr.: By naming Blase Cupich of Chicago, Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis and Kevin Farrell, formerly of Dallas, as cardinals, Pope Francis has moved the senior leadership of the

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2016-10-10T15:08:25-08:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |43 Comments

That’s not what Pope Francis said

The following is from an August 27 Christian Post article by Stoyan Zaimov: A study by the Public Religion Research Institute released in August on the beliefs of American Catholics has found that despite the Church's teachings, they support same-sex marriage

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