At his 80th birthday party last year, celebrated with dozens of friends in the garden of his home in northwestern Connecticut, Isaac Stern asked me to sit next to him at dinner.
Catholics contribute less money to their parish than the members of nearly any other church in the United States. This has been confirmed by every study of religious giving in the last 15 years.
Attendance at church on Sunday is significantly down from what it was years ago.
A case currently before the California Supreme Court, Catholic Charities of Sacramento Inc. v.