Throughout the diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality, U.S. Catholics consistently highlighted several “enduring wounds” that plague the nation’s church, including the still-unfolding effects of the sexual abuse crisis, divisions over the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, and a perceived lack of unity among the nation’s bishops.
Archbishop Gomez: U.S. Bishops’ Working Group Set Up Last November Completes Work
A special working group of the U.S. bishops formed last November to deal with conflicts that could arise between the policies of President Joe Biden, a Catholic, and church teaching has completed its work, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez said in a March 1 memo to all the U.S. bishops.
14-Nation Survey Shows U.S. Faith Has Stayed Strongest Amid COVID-19
According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, more Americans say the coronavirus pandemic has strengthened their religious faith than those in 13 other nations that possess what Pew called “advanced economies.”
Catholic Activists Applaud Encyclical’s Stance Against Death Penalty
Pope Francis tackled several issues in his new encyclical, but the section devoted to ending capital punishment was particularly cheered by U.S. Catholics who oppose the death penalty.
Many Causes to Recent Decline in American Religiosity; But U.S. More Religious Now Than at Founding
While American religiosity may be in rapid decline, a new study reveals that the United States remains more religious than many other countries and is presently more religious than at many other times in its own history.
New Study: U.S. Catholics Less Concerned About Persecuted Christians Than Two Years Ago
A new study has found that while a majority of U.S. Catholics are concerned about the global persecution of Christians, there has been a noticeable decline of concern in the past two years.
Bishops Say Despite ‘Americans Attacking Me’ Flap, Francis Has Strong U.S. Support
In the wake of a recent flap over Pope Francis saying he considers it an honor when “Americans are attacking me,” two U.S. bishops in Rome this week to present the results of a major assembly of Hispanic-American Catholics say their presence delivers a simple message: Not all Americans think alike, and most aren’t anti-pope.
New Survey: Only One-Third of Catholics Believe in Real Presence
If you ask any Catholic theologian what the most important part of Christian life is, they’ll tell you the Eucharist.