Posts Tagged ‘Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate’

The Catholic Church needs married priests now

Thursday, February 29th, 2024
married priests

Without the Eucharist, it seems obvious: There is no Catholic Church. It feeds us as a community of believers and transforms us into the body of Christ active in the world today. But according to Catholic theology, we cannot have the Eucharist without priests. Sadly, in many parts of the world there is a Eucharistic Read more

Nigeria’s Mass attendance is one of the highest in the world

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Mass attendance in Nigeria is one of the highest of any country in the world. As many as 94% of self-identified Nigerian Catholics surveyed said they attend weekly or daily Mass, according to a study published in early 2023 by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. The World Values Survey, which conducted Read more

Survey finds a third of young Catholics expect to attend Mass less

Monday, November 15th, 2021
The Southern Cross

The good news is a US survey has found only a few – just eight percent – of young Catholics say their faith was weakened by the Covid-19 pandemic; a third, however, expect to attend Mass less often after the pandemic than before it. The CARA national survey, “Faith and Spiritual Life of Catholics in Read more

Insights about the newly ordained

Monday, May 29th, 2017

A survey of 444 newly ordained priests in the United States shows they were closely connected to the church when they were growing up. The survey run by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University shows most of the new priests went to Catholic schools. Family example is another important factor Read more