Catholic Church Growing in USA in 2011; Others Declining

by Steve Ray on November 28, 2011

Interesting article for those who think the Catholic Church is shrinking in the USA. It is not.

Click here for the article and the statistics.

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Ioannes November 28, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I have to wonder if the increase in Catholic Church memberships in the US might not be due to illegal Hispanic immigration (and that makes me wonder why the Church in the US doesn’t support similar illegal immigration for Christian Iraqis or Nigerians). Membership increase sure ain’t due to door-to-door witnessing. Indeed, there are virtually no evangelization efforts in the Catholic Church even remotely similar to what the LDS Church or Jehovah Witnesses or the Assemblies of God do. And I hate classifying the Assemblies of God in with those two heretical groups.

Sharon November 29, 2011 at 12:51 AM

I think it was Patrick Coffin of Catholic Answers who said that about 47% of those who pass through RCIA leave the Church in a few years.

Phil November 29, 2011 at 9:53 AM

sadly, I’m not sure our % increase is equal or greater to overall population increase %, therefore more and more people are faithless.

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