Day: July 10, 2014

Rising and falling numbers in the U. S. Catholic Church

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, a non-profit research center that conducts social scientific studies about the Roman Catholic Church, dives deeply into information recently released in the Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae (ASE) and The Official Catholic Directory (OCD). Blogger Mark Gray says his bedside manner compels him to start with the good news: