Posts Tagged ‘American Catholics’

7 facts about American Catholics

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The Catholic Church is larger than any other single religious institution in the United States, with over 17,000 parishes that serve a large and diverse population. Here are seven facts about American Catholics and their church. Continue reading

Vatican’s new Nuncio in Washington once served in Wellington

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. Older catholics will remember that Pierre served as the secretary at the Nunciature in New Zealand. He came to New Zealand in 1977. It was his first appointment after he joined the Vatican’s diplomatic service. A Read more

Who are cultural Catholics?

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The share of Americans whose primary religious affiliation is Catholic has fallen somewhat in recent years, and now stands at about one-in-five. But according to a new Pew Research Center survey of U.S. Catholics and others, an additional one-in-ten American adults (9%) consider themselves Catholic or partially Catholic in other ways, even though they do Read more

The war on Rome

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

For nearly 350 years, anti-Catholic bias was a reliable and powerful presence in the political and religious culture of the United States. Today, when the Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, for example, insists that Muslim immigrants ‘want to use our freedoms to undermine… freedom’, it can be easy to forget that for most of US history, Read more

Chicago appointment shows what Francis wants for US Church

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The appointment of the new Archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, signals where Pope Francis wants to take the American Catholic Church. That’s what New York magazine writer Lisa Miller wrote of Archbishop Cupich, who has, she said, a “heart for the poor”. “People who know Cupich say he has a particular genius for bridging gaps Read more