In the survey conducted online in early May and just published by the British Columbia-based Angus Reid Institute, 78 percent of all Canadians (including non-Catholics) gave the church a poor grade.
While the church continues to shut down parishes in the Rust Belt, a new wave of immigrants is contributing to an urgent demand for more pews in the South and West.
Over the past 110 years, the U.S. Catholic population has grown from 14.3 million to 68.5 million. There have been plenty of historical firsts and statistics of note along the way; here is a selection from the archives of America magazine.
An American entrepreneur is teaching both the Vatican and local parishes about modern cartography—and how it can help responsible management of the church’s vast real estate portfolio.
Including a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census will have a chilling effect on Latino participation, and that seems to be the whole point.