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A woman prays during Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City May 15, 2023.
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The share of Catholics going to Mass even a few times each year has fallen off significantly compared with the number before the Covid pandemic, but U.S. Catholics overall are largely optimistic about their church and its leaders, a new survey finds.
Latino Catholics in black and white shirts hold hands while reciting the Lord's Prayer during Mass inside a church under a circular stained glass window.
Maria-Pia Negro Chin, OSV News
Despite the 24% decline over the last decade, Catholics remain the largest religious group among Latinos in the United States, the Pew report said.
Jim McDermott
Life in a multicultural parish is like a marriage: It can only work if people are listening to each other.
Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego chats with participants in the closing session of the San Diego Diocese's synod on young adults at Mission San Diego de Alcalá on Nov. 9, 2019. He was among 21 new cardinals named by Pope Francis May 29, 2022. (CNS photo/David Maung, Diocese of San Diego)
FaithShort Take
J.D. Long-García
Bishop Robert W. McElroy is a strong choice by Pope Francis for the College of Cardinals. But he should stay in San Diego, where a growing church needs a dynamic leader.
A participant in the fourth annual Virginia March for Life in Richmond, Va., on April 27, 2022, carries a sign in Spanish reading "Pray for an end to abortion." (CNS photo/Michael Mickle, The Catholic Virginian)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
A new poll found that 75 percent of Hispanic Catholics say abortion should be legal in “most or all cases.” But interviews with community and faith leaders suggest more nuance, and more ambivalence, among Latinos.
Participants in prayer during Mass at the Labor Day Encuentro gathering at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 2018. (CNS photo/ Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)
J.D. Long-García
“A good youth ministry program in a multicultural space can be where you integrate communities together and allow for them to really have an appreciation for different cultures.”