"In the last decade, the numbers of Catholic priests and Catholic parishes have declined in number, but the scale of parish life in the United States has expanded along with the nation’s growing Catholic population. Bigger parishes, more Masses, and ministries in languages other than English are becoming the norm."
Released last week, The Changing Face of U.S. Catholic Parishes is the first report from an ongoing landmark study of parish life by the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership project. Featuring research done by the Center for Applied Research on the Apostolate (CARA), this report details the findings from the first phase of the study, a 2010 national survey of pastors and other parish leaders at 846 randomly selected U.S. parishes.
To read the report follow this link: