Mark M. Gray is a senior research associate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate and director of CARA Catholic Polls.
A cameraman films Father Kevin Kennedy at the altar at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., on July 11, for a live-streamed Mass. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Faith Dispatches
Mark M. GraySeptember 14, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic may have long-term effects on Mass attendance, writes Mark M. Gray, detailing the results of a new CARA survey, with many young people hesitant to return to the pews.
Mariana Hernandez prays during a prayer service for repentance and healing for clergy sexual abuse which included prayers for victims, abusers and the church, Aug. 22 at Our Lady of the Brook in Northbrook, Ill. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)
Faith Dispatches
Mark M. GraySeptember 05, 2018
The most common decade of birth for alleged abusers was the 1930s, and the most common decade of ordination was the 1960s. This profile has not changed since the sexual abuse crisis made headlines in 2002.
Español America en Espanol
Mark M. GrayJanuary 22, 2018
Las mujeres católicas podrían ser parte de una ola de votación por el Partido Demócrata en 2018. Están listas para recibir diaconisas.
Faith Dispatches
Mark M. GrayJanuary 16, 2018
Catholic women may be part of a Democratic voting wave in 2018. They are ready to welcome women deacons.
Mark M. GrayMay 06, 2015
What does the typical American Catholic look like? Surveys conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate tell us she is a 48-year-old, non-Hispanic white, married woman with a Catholic spouse. She is of the post-Vatican II generation (born between 1961 and 1981). Born in 1968, she i
Mark M. GrayJuly 21, 2008
Is the Pew Report right about the exodus of Catholics from the church?