Friday, July 23, 2004


Old-time religion on the decline / Fewer Americans identify with Protestant denominations, survey shows --
A recent story describes how Protestants will soon no longer be a majority of America.

Being Catholic, though, I am most interested in the statement:

"Nominal Catholics who rarely go to church or don't adhere to Catholic teaching, Smith said, are less likely to stop calling themselves "Catholic" because religion tends to be more of a part of their "core identity" as Italians, Irish, Poles, Filipinos, Latinos or people from other Catholic homelands."

That pretty much agrees with my observations. There is a culturally Catholic identity as much as there is secular Jewish identity and no one tries to appeal to the former, it seems.
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