Face of the Church in the United States rapidly changing

Fifty years ago, over 80 percent of American Catholics were of European descent. Today, that number is less than 50 percent

The rapidly changing realities of the Catholic Church in the U.S. bring a host of challenges and unknowns, but also great opportunities for evangelization and engagement, said experts at a gathering of Catholic leaders. “The future of U.S. Catholicism is being forged in areas once not central to U.S. Catholic life,” said Dr. Hosffman Ospino, associate professor of theology and … [Read more...]

Abortion is nation’s leading cause of death

Accounts for 64 percent of deaths among Hispanics, 61.1 percent among blacks, according to university study

The following comes from an August 10 Campus Reform article by Autumn Price: A recent University of North Carolina at Charlotte study shows the devastating consequences of abortion on minorities, revealing that voluntary infanticide is by far the leading cause of death for both blacks and Hispanics. The paper, “Induced Abortion, Mortality, and the Conduct of Science,” was … [Read more...]

Abortion clinics are closing at a record pace

Republicans are 'legislating the industry out of existence', writer argues

The following comes from a February 24 Bloomberg News article by Esmé E Deprez: Abortion access in the U.S. has been vanishing at the fastest annual pace on record, propelled by Republican state lawmakers’ push to legislate the industry out of existence. Since 2011, at least 162 abortion providers have shut or stopped offering the procedure, while just 21 opened. No … [Read more...]

US abortions continue to decline

California, which makes up 1/5 of all US abortions, is not included in report's figures

The following comes from a November 27 Fox Health article: Federal statistics show abortions have been in a general decline for about 25 years. The number of reported abortions dropped 4 percent in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. About 699,000 abortions were reported to the federal government that year. That's about 31,000 fewer than the … [Read more...]

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...]