Recently in his weekly column “A Note from Fr. Mark” to members of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton, Rev. Mark Wiesner, shared some rather uncomfortable observations in the parish bulletin about the October Count. The title of the column
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
It was recently announced that a substantial number of Catholic parishes will be closing in Connecticut. This is just the latest in a national trend that is likely to affect the diocese where you live, especially in the north. I’d
The following comes from a May 19 story on the Christian Post. Americans exaggerate how often they go to Church in answers to surveys, a new study finds. Catholics and Mainline Protestants exaggerated more than Evangelical Protestants and black Protestants.
The following comes from a Dec. 23 story on Homiletic and Pastoral Review by Father William Clark, OMI Over the past 50 years or so, a profound change, other than that effected by Vatican II, has taken place in the Catholic