In America’s religious marketplace, the real Catholic problem is new sales


JohnL.Allenjr interroga i responsabili del Pew Forum sulla situazione relativa della Chiesa Cattolica Americana e ne esce una una situazione molto simile a quella italiana.

In America’s religious marketplace, the real Catholic problem is new sales | National Catholic Reporter.

Here’s the bottom line: In comparison with other religious groups in America, the Catholic church’s struggles aren’t really with pastoral care, but missionary muscle. Overall, Catholicism serves existing members fairly well, as measured by the share that chooses to stick around; what it doesn’t do nearly as well is to evangelize. The data do not reflect widespread dissatisfaction in the pews, at least to any greater extent than other religious bodies face. Instead, they reveal a problem with getting people into the pews in the first place.

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