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Only in The Tablet: Hispanic Youth Find Ways to Stay in the Fold | November 2, 2019

Abigail Zarate, a parishioner at Incarnation Church and member of the Jornada movement, displays her faith through fashion at the Jornada’s annual cultural day at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Astoria. (Photo: Wandy Felicita Ortiz)

ASTORIA — While Latino Catholics make up 71 percent of the growth of the Catholic population in the United States, according to a study from Boston College, the percentage of Hispanics who say they are Catholic dropped to 47 percent from 57 percent a decade ago, according to a Pew Research Center report on religion that was published earlier this month.

But in the Diocese of Brooklyn, three different charismatic movements that are popular among Hispanic Catholics — the Neocatechumenal Way, the Cursillo and the Jornadas — are giving people something different to keep them inside the church…

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