Covid-19, the 2020 election and racial justice remained hot topics in 2021. But the past year also brought new debates within the Catholic Church, including over the Latin Mass.
Nearly three-quarters of young U.S. Catholics say they can be a good Catholic without going to Mass every Sunday, according to a new CARA survey.
Survey: Priests in the U.S. are divided on politics and Pope Francis. But most agree the state of the church is ‘not so good.’
The survey also found a perception that younger priests are “more theologically conservative or orthodox than their older counterparts.”
A month before this Independence Day, a group of 100 scholars warned about “the recent deterioration of U.S. democracy.” America has been covering this topic from all angles; here are highlights from our archives.
According to a new P.R.R.I.-I.F.Y.C poll, 15 percent of U.S. adults—including 16 percent of Hispanic Catholics and 11 percent of white Catholics—agree with a core belief of the QAnon movement.
Pope Francis is worried about population decline. The U.S. will need more pro-family and pro-immigrant policies to continue to grow.
In April the Census Bureau estimated that from 2010 to 2020, the U.S. population grew at the slowest rate since the 1930s and at the second-slowest rate in the nation’s history.
While the overall child poverty rate may be historically low after a recovery from the pandemic, there are more specific measures of economic vulnerability for children that are still alarming.
About two-thirds of white U.S. Catholics are accepting of the Covid vaccine—a higher rate than any religious group other than Jews. But it is unclear whether the high vaccination rate is a matter of faith or of demographics.