Tuesday, July 25, 2017

U.S. Catholics weekly Mass attendance isn't looking good

by Mitch Finley
Soul Seeing: Call me old-fashioned. I need to be down with the flu or snowed in before I'll skip going to Mass. I love being there. Our parish church borders a Jesuit university, and during the school year a sizable percentage of those attending are students, so it's a good mix of older and younger folks. Still, I admit feeling sad about some relevant statistics. According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, among U.S. Catholics weekly Mass attendance isn't looking good. From 1965 to 2016, it dropped from 55 to 22 percent.

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