Posts Tagged ‘Charleston’

US Catholics horrified at Charleston church shootings

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The killing of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, has horrified US Catholics. On June 17, a gunman shot and killed nine people, including the pastor, during a Bible study class at the historic black church. Dylann Roof, 21, was later charged with nine counts of murder and one count Read more

Catholic numbers are booming in the Bible Belt

Friday, May 10th, 2013

While former Catholic strongholds like Boston and Philadelphia are closing churches and schools, Catholic numbers are booming in the Bible Belt states of the southern United States, a mainly Protestant area. Atlanta diocese has seen its number of registered parishioners grow from nearly 322,000 in 2002 to one million in 2012. Charleston has expanded by Read more