Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Second-generation Hispanic immigrants being seduced from Church in droves ... by "Americanization"
Pew Research Foundation found that 67% of U.S. Hispanics identified themselves as Catholic in 2010. By last year the percentage dropped to 55%. At this rate, by 2020 (six more years), barely 1/3 of Hispanics in the U.S. will be Catholic. Mr. Voris suggests that the reason for this is that Hispanic immigrants no longer find two things when they arrive in the U.S. that their ancestors would have found: (1) a basic public consensus concerning traditional morality, and (2) a strong (if small) Church.