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Young U.S. Catholics overwhelmingly accepting of homosexuality

Younger US Catholics more accepting of homosexualityThe Roman Catholic Church signaled a more accepting stance toward gay people in a report bishops released during the Vatican�s synod on the family this week. While reaffirming the church�s opposition to same-sex marriage, the report said that �homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community� and asked if the church is capable of �welcoming these people.�

The new document follows Pope Francis� more inclusive language regarding homosexuality and has been praised by gay rights groups for its �dramatic new tone.� The report also moves the church toward a position on homosexuality already embraced by a majority of American Catholics, particularly younger adults.

Fully 85% of self-identified Catholics ages 18-29 said in a 2014 Pew Research Center survey that homosexuality should be accepted by society, compared with just 13% who said it should be discouraged. Older age groups are less likely to favor acceptance. But even among Catholics ages 65 and older, 57% say that homosexuality should be accepted.

Some of these differences may correlate with the frequency of church attendance. Our research has found that older Catholics attend Mass more frequently than do their younger counterparts, and that Catholics who attend Mass at least weekly are more likely to say that homosexuality should be discouraged than those who do not. But even among churchgoing Catholics of all ages � that is, those who attend Mass at least weekly � roughly twice as many say homosexuality should be accepted (60%) as say it should be discouraged (31%).

Similarly, despite the church�s continued opposition to same-sex marriage, most U.S. Catholics (57%) favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according toaggregated 2014 Pew Research surveys. And again, younger Catholics are particularly likely to express this view. Three-quarters of Catholic adults under 30 support legal same-sex marriage, compared with 53% of Catholics ages 30 and older (including just 38% of those 65 and older).

When we surveyed American Catholics earlier this year, before the one-year anniversary of Francis� election as pope, we found that about half said the Catholic Church should recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples (with younger Catholics more likely to support such a change). But, relatively few U.S. Catholics of all ages (36%) said they expect the church to recognize gay marriages by 2050.

 

 

 

 

 

The Catholic Church maintains that the number of American Catholics grew from 45 million in 1970 to 64.6 million in 2004.  But it was the increase in the Hispanic population, a majority of whom are illegal immigrants, from 9 million to 49.7 million, an increase of 40.7 million, who were solely responsible for that growth.  Of more significance is that the number of Whites claiming to be Catholics, according to the Catholic Church's own count, dropped 12.1 million (from 36 million to 23.9 million, a ONE THIRD DECREASE).  Based on the number of Whites who have fled this church in the wake of the Pedophile Priest Problem who are STILL counted as Catholics by the church, it would be OPTIMISTIC to assume that even half of them, or 12 million still CLAIM to be Catholics--which puts the REAL number of Catholics in this putative Christian nation at 11 million rather than 64.6 million, which means the church over-estimates its population figures by at least 53.6 million, or almost six fold, and that Catholics actually represent only 3.6% of our population rather than 22%.

In the wake of the sexual abuse of children by the very priests who are supposed to protect and educate them, not much about Catholic population figures from this church can be trusted.  This author personally knows two ex-Catholics who are still counted as Catholics by the church, but who now refuse to even enter the congregation--and describe in lurid detail what they would do to the priests who were guilty of this treachery, which will not be repeated here.

With such a radical decrease in the number of Whites, it's not at all surprising that 250 Catholic schools would close each year since then:

 

"Since Catholic education in America peaked in 1965, half of the nation�s Catholic schools have shut their doors, with an average of 250 closing per year. Many of these schools have been in inner cities, making the closings a particularly tragic development for disadvantaged students, who�ve benefited tremendously from the orderly environment and first-rate instruction that these institutions provide and who now have no educational alternative but failing public schools.

"The usual suspects for the school closings are the loss of religious teaching orders, demographic shifts, rising costs, and falling enrollments. The current economic crisis will push closings to epidemic proportions in the next few years, according to National Catholic Education Association president Karen Ristau. First to go, in even larger numbers, will be inner-city schools serving vulnerable populations, since they depend heavily on philanthropic and diocesan support. The Catholic school system might end up becoming an elite consortium for affluent Catholics."

 

Many of these "Hispanics" are pure Indians without a trace of Spanish blood who will enter a Catholic Church only if their millennia of goddess worshiping can be addressed. The Catholic Church accommodated them by placing "Mother Mary" front and center, and moving Jesus way off to the side, if not completely out of their view.  To count them as "His holy people" is the supreme blasphemy before Him, and our LORD and savior Jesus.

Furthermore, other sources claim that the NUMBER of students in Catholic schools dropped from 4 million to less than 800,000 at the same time that the PERCENT of the American population who are Catholics plunged from 27% to 25% BEFORE the pedophile priest scandal erupted.

 

"The American Religious Identification Survey, a national study being released today by Trinity College in Hartford, finds that the Catholic population of New England fell by more than 1 million in the past two decades, even while the overall population of the region was growing. The study, based on 54,000 telephone interviews conducted last year, found that the six-state region is now 36 percent Catholic, down from 50 percent in 1990.

"In Massachusetts, the decline is particularly striking - in 1990, Catholics made up a majority of the state, with 54 percent of the residents, but in 2008, the Catholic population was 39 percent."

Note that this was BEFORE it really sank in what would be the consequences of the Pope REFUSING to apologize for the heinous actions of his sodomite priests, and instead PROMOTING a continuation of this abominable activity in a not so subtle manner:

� it could prove extremely useful that the general congregation reaffirm � especially � the pastoral care of homosexual persons"


Immigration Gives Catholicism a Boost in the United States

by Nadwa Mossaad and Mark Mather

(April 2008) Results from a new U.S. report by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life indicate that more than one-fourth of U.S. adults have left their childhood faith to join another religion or are no longer affiliated with any religion.

The drop in religious affiliation has affected some groups more than others. While some world religions such as Islam and Hinduism have experienced a boom in the United States in recent years, Catholicism has been hit the hardest by a significant drop in membership over the life course.

Yet with 62 million adherents, Catholics remain the single largest religious group in the United States. Long-term trends from the General Social Survey, from 1972 through 2006, point to a decline in Protestant religions but show remarkable stability in the proportion of Catholics in the population.

What explains the resilience of the Catholic Church in the face of declining membership over a lifetime? New immigrants arriving in the United States�many Catholics from Latin America�have helped offset the decline in religious affiliation among the U.S.-born population. Figure 1 shows the parallel growth in the U.S. Catholic and Latino population between 1970 and 2000.


Figure 1
U.S. Hispanic/Latino and Catholic Populations, 1970 to 2000


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and Glenmary Research Center.

Although birth data are not available by religion, it is likely that the relatively high fertility rates among Latino women have also contributed to the recent growth of the U.S. Catholic population�especially for younger age groups. According to the Pew report, 45 percent of Catholics ages 18 to 29 are Hispanic/Latino, compared with 12 percent of Catholics ages 70 and older.

The Glenmary Research Center, which collects decennial data on religious congregations and "adherents" for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, reports that Catholics are one of the fastest-growing denominations in the country.1 Between 1990 and 2000, the number of Catholic adherents increased by more than 16 percent, while membership in many Protestant Churches declined. The Pentecostal and Mormon Churches are notable exceptions (see Figure 2).


Figure 2
Percent Change in Religious Adherents Among Major Denominations, 1990 to 2000

                               % Decline                            % Increase

Source: Glenmary Research Center.


Catholicism Increasing Fastest in the South and West

Immigration trends have led to a shift in the geographic distribution of Catholics. While many Catholic congregations in the northeastern United States are struggling with population loss and declining membership, southern and western states�where domestic and international migrants are most highly concentrated�have seen large increases over the past decade. The map below highlights the states with the fastest growth or decline in Catholic adherents during the 1990s.


Figure 3
Percent Change in the Catholic Population in U.S. States, 1990 to 2000

Source: Glenmary Research Center.

The Catholic migration to states in the South and West affects not just the geographic distribution of people but also the location of churches. During the 1990s, 413 Catholic congregations in the Northeastern United States2 closed shop and opened new churches, including 132 in the Southwest3 and 54 in the Southeast, where it's easier to recruit new members. In 2006, the Catholic Church appointed the first Roman Catholic cardinal in the state of Texas, recognizing the growth of the Catholic faithful from Mexico and Central America.

For newcomers to the United States, religion can be a powerful force that connects them to family and neighbors, gives them a sense of community with people who speak the same language, and offers them cohesiveness and a strong social network they can fall back on in times of trouble.

America's Religious Melting Pot

While most foreign-born residents (74 percent) are Christian, there has been an increase in people who belong to non-Western religions such as Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism during the past decade. According to the Pew report, nearly half of the U.S. foreign-born are Catholic (mostly immigrants from Latin America), one-fourth are Protestant, and 16 percent have no religious affiliation. About 3 percent of the foreign-born are Hindu, while Buddhists and Muslims account for less than 2 percent each of the foreign-born population. These numbers may seem small but they are more than double the proportions of Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims in the U.S.-born population.

Questions about religious affiliation seem to bubble to the surface during presidential election years. During the 2000 and 2004 elections, evangelical voters played a pivotal role in swinging the vote toward Republicans. This year, much attention has focused on Catholics (including Latinos and non-Hispanic whites), and Protestants in key battleground states, where candidates in both major parties have been pressed to express their religious convictions. As the racial and ethnic landscape continues to change, candidates will increasingly need to reach out to people representing a diversity of religious traditions.


Nadwa Mossaad is a research associate at the Population Reference Bureau. Mark Mather is associate vice president of domestic programs at the Population Reference Bureau.


References 

  1. Adherents include all members, including their children and the estimated number of other participants who are not considered members; for example, the baptized, those not confirmed, those not eligible for communion, and those regularly attending services.
  2. Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
  3. New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and California.

Statistics by Country

by Catholic Population


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# Catholics Population Percent Catholic Country Dioceses Diocesan Priests Religious Priests Total Priests Permanent Deacons Male Religious Female Religious Parishes
1 145,446,000 184,227,000 78.95% Brazil 268 9,951 6,902 16,853 1,456 13,282 32,827 9,222
2 123,393,000 142,364,000 86.67% M�xico 90 11,016 3,602 14,618 744 6,509 29,051 6,101
3 69,630,000 85,930,000 81.03% Philippines 86 5,037 2,298 7,335 11 5,694 12,102 2,909
4 64,621,000 285,538,000 22.63% USA 194 30,207 14,699 44,906 14,362 21,698 71,250 19,081
5 57,665,000 59,725,000 96.55% Italy 225 32,974 17,174 50,148 2,850 23,719 102,089 25,694
6 44,499,000 58,905,000 75.54% France 98 17,238 4,692 21,930 1,857 8,361 42,442 18,844
7 38,406,000 44,508,000 86.29% Colombia 75 5,661 2,259 7,920 278 4,163 15,178 3,831
8 37,165,000 42,335,000 87.79% Spain 70 16,920 7,944 25,281 176 13,364 52,243 22,680
9 35,010,000 37,109,000 94.34% Poland 44 22,556 5,901 28,457 3 9,356 23,967 10,421
10 34,480,000 38,631,000 89.25% Argentina 69 3,577 2,071 5,648 626 3,385 9,070 2,642
11 29,500,000 59,293,000 49.75% Congo (Dem. Rep.) 47 2,671 1,635 4,306 3,649 7,883 1,258
12 28,160,000 32,079,000 87.78% Peru 45 1,502 1,267 2,769 57 2,569 5,589 1,421
13 26,297,000 82,727,000 31.79% Germany 29 14,323 4,042 18,365 2,494 5,875 31,811 12,488
14 24,815,000 28,256,000 87.82% Venezuela 38 1,493 1,064 2,557 138 1,628 3,775 1,256
15 17,906,000 124,517,000 14.38% Nigeria 50 3,678 759 4,437 6 1,938 3,716 2,041
16 17,005,000 1,098,096,000 1.55% India 149 11,437 8,509 19,946 8 17,352 82,348 8,583
17 13,070,000 29,503,000 44.30% Canada 71 5,296 3,145 8,441 902 5,181 19,880 4,865
18 11,749,000 13,112,000 89.60% Ecuador 24 1,076 721 1,797 74 1,381 4,617 1,208
19 11,219,000 26,537,000 42.28% Uganda 19 1,253 331 1,584 2 1,183 2,989 436
20 11,021,000 15,488,000 71.16% Chile 27 1,177 1,155 2,332 685 1,984 5,086 931
21 10,465,000 39,204,000 26.69% Tanzania 30 1,441 699 2,140 1 1,745 7,591 847
22 10,304,000 13,453,000 76.59% Guatemala 14 430 641 1,071 7 1,040 2,645 448
23 10,302,000 20,589,000 50.04% Angola 16 336 293 629 1 723 1,731 271
24 9,457,000 10,460,000 90.41% Portugal 21 3,000 936 3,936 147 1,376 5,963 4,395
25 8,253,000 9,737,000 84.76% Bolivia 18 482 631 1,113 83 1,130 2,563 583
26 8,039,000 9,344,000 86.03% Dominican Republic 12 424 454 878 363 605 1,723 569
27 8,018,000 32,296,000 24.83% Kenya 26 1,083 814 1,897 1 2,204 3,747 708
28 7,775,000 10,292,000 75.54% Belgium 9 4,410 2,869 7,279 558 3,971 13,288 3,949
29 6,743,000 10,316,000 65.36% Ha�ti 9 400 291 691 4 682 1,789 296
30 6,439,000 204,229,000 3.15% Indonesia 37 1,317 1,721 3,038 13 4,146 7,372 1,130
31 6,330,000 12,544,000 50.46% Cuba 11 180 119 299 60 152 650 290
32 6,056,000 10,402,000 58.22% Hungary 16 1,845 330 2,175 52 483 1,237 2,221
33 5,790,000 7,288,000 79.45% Honduras 8 203 214 417 1 243 779 182
34 5,755,000 7,982,000 72.10% Austria 12 2,629 1,731 4,360 425 2,374 5,220 3,058
35 5,658,000 82,312,000 6.87% Vi�t Nam 25 2,194 474 2,668 11 2,793 11,443 2,228
36 5,436,000 7,144,000 76.09% El Salvador 9 469 238 707 4 344 1,491 418
37 5,239,000 18,841,000 27.81% Australia 32 1,943 1,172 3,115 53 2,138 6,876 1,378
38 5,239,000 5,722,000 91.56% Paraguay 15 333 766 1,099 112 1,011 2,127 374
39 5,212,000 6,385,000 81.63% Nicaragua 8 296 123 419 27 219 1,028 252
40 5,042,000 16,117,000 31.28% Netherlands 8 1,387 2,031 3,418 310 3,383 9,128 1,520
41 4,787,000 56,276,000 8.51% Great Britain 32 4,031 1,622 5,653 612 2,177 7,109 3,099
42 4,766,000 64,915,000 7.34% Ukraine 19 2,348 411 2,770 11 665 1,095 4,026
43 4,701,000 20,072,000 23.42% Madagascar 20 498 645 1,143 1,494 3,930 314
44 4,567,000 6,999,000 65.25% Burundi 7 340 95 435 302 1,093 132
45 4,377,000 49,409,000 8.86% Korea (South) 18 2,672 539 3,211 1,472 8,397 1,366
46 4,314,000 19,318,000 22.33% Mozambique 12 186 312 498 1 536 979 280
47 4,287,000 17,109,000 25.06% Cameroon 23 902 504 1,406 16 1,019 1,958 740
48 4,161,000 5,467,000 76.11% Ireland 26 3,097 1,593 4,690 1 2,460 8,088 1,312
49 4,133,000 8,625,000 47.92% Rwanda 9 413 124 537 331 1,390 138
50 4,019,000 44,028,000 9.13% Sudan 9 269 95 364 4 167 343 195
51 3,942,000 5,395,000 73.07% Slovakia 9 2,037 591 2,628 20 996 3,018 1,507
52 3,867,000 5,259,000 73.53% Croatia 15 1,496 833 2,329 1 1,018 3,288 1,603
53 3,763,000 4,513,000 83.38% Costa Rica 8 549 212 761 3 327 948 307
54 3,519,000 10,284,000 34.22% Czech Republic 9 1,376 620 1,996 152 798 1,935 3,139
55 3,425,000 12,138,000 28.22% Zambia 10 283 354 637 1 596 1,596 265
56 3,281,000 15,081,000 21.76% Malawi 7 281 127 408 265 963 147
57 3,186,000 6,914,000 46.08% Switzerland 8 1,775 1,225 3,000 157 1,606 5,679 1,662
58 3,101,000 48,770,000 6.36% South Africa 27 453 645 1,098 213 1,132 2,577 736
59 2,964,000 397,673,000 .75% China 117 2,270 2,289 4,559 6 1,933 6,079 2,335
60 2,841,000 18,805,000 15.11% C�te d'Ivoire 14 652 237 889 6 533 831 287
61 2,799,000 3,823,000 73.21% Puerto Rico 5 369 365 734 418 469 1,158 327
62 2,766,000 3,457,000 80.01% Lithuania 8 681 98 779 4 145 773 677
63 2,675,000 21,520,000 12.43% Ghana 18 876 193 1,069 1 476 794 366
64 2,315,000 3,176,000 72.89% Uruguay 10 203 256 459 76 382 1,089 226
65 2,233,000 8,241,000 27.10% Antilles 21 287 337 624 81 518 1,055 465
66 2,077,000 4,114,000 50.49% Congo 7 176 62 238 1 152 232 158
67 1,883,000 - Lebanon 23 1,001 602 1,603 4 1,030 2,728 1,253
68 1,875,000 21,709,000 8.64% Romania 12 1,551 182 1,733 4 437 1,326 1,430
69 1,799,000 2,107,000 85.38% Panama 8 199 197 396 64 270 447 186
70 1,688,000 4,968,000 33.98% Papua New Guinea 19 185 328 513 7 672 861 305
71 1,646,000 7,155,000 23.00% Benin 10 394 107 501 227 939 212
72 1,623,000 1,997,000 81.27% Slovenia 3 854 296 1,150 8 372 741 803
73 1,545,000 13,169,000 11.73% Burkina Faso 13 559 157 716 491 1,218 141
74 1,483,000 5,968,000 24.85% Togo 7 321 127 448 337 735 151
75 1,364,000 20,204,000 6.75% Sri Lanka 11 648 307 955 626 2,300 391
76 1,300,000 47,760,000 2.72% Yemen 1 9 36 45 1 36 64 20
77 1,282,000 14,580,000 8.79% Zimbabwe 8 183 220 403 12 528 1,049 208
78 1,191,000 165,809,000 .72% Pakistan 7 122 112 234 1 208 662 114
79 1,030,000 10,310,000 9.99% Belarus 4 214 157 371 207 354 402
80 971,000 1,811,000 53.62% Lesotho 4 67 80 147 150 653 86
81 793,000 3,492,000 22.71% Central African Republic 9 139 138 277 189 334 114
82 789,000 147,125,000 .54% Russian Federation 5 126 142 268 3 193 309 426
83 784,000 24,740,000 3.17% Malaysia 8 179 48 227 1 101 558 142
84 767,000 823,000 93.20% East Timor 2 44 69 113 195 289 37
85 720,000 8,178,000 8.80% Chad 8 131 111 242 157 375 109
86 703,000 2,500,000 28.12% Pacific (Oceania) 17 213 260 473 141 463 837 345
87 673,000 10,357,000 6.50% Senegal 7 267 127 394 336 719 125
88 615,000 1,325,000 46.42% Gabon 6 57 61 118 1 95 167 64
89 603,000 58,304,000 1.03% Myanmar 12 515 29 544 159 1,454 290
90 595,000 645,000 92.25% R�union 1 58 52 110 13 86 505 75
91 548,000 586,000 93.52% Equatorial Guinea 3 63 45 108 2 86 208 69
92 541,000 9,878,000 5.48% Serbia and Montenegro 7 205 46 251 7 57 319 265
93 533,000 59,862,000 .89% Ethiopia 10 189 289 478 1 461 596 246
94 509,000 127,851,000 .40% Japan 16 501 1,088 1,589 12 1,407 6,263 848
95 464,000 2,981,000 15.57% Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 266 361 627 1 437 499 276
96 459,000 3,945,000 11.63% New Zealand 7 317 201 518 9 366 944 271
97 432,000 465,000 92.90% Cape Verde 2 17 35 52 42 134 31
98 430,000 2,381,000 18.06% Latvia 4 108 27 135 1 32 109 267
99 425,000 1,000,000 42.50% Syria 17 199 77 276 12 96 375 227
100 414,000 3,500,000 11.83% Iraq 15 142 37 179 9 71 424 119
101 388,000 448,000 86.61% Luxembourg 1 180 68 248 7 80 566 275
102 375,000 2,235,000 16.78% Namibia 3 19 63 82 45 97 399 91
103 368,000 386,000 95.34% Malta 2 477 448 925 524 1,047 79
104 310,000 1,178,000 26.32% Mauritius 2 61 40 101 74 244 49
105 303,000 22,158,000 1.37% Taiwan 7 226 479 705 644 1,056 452
106 299,000 - Egypt 12 205 327 532 462 1,323 205
107 292,000 63,922,000 .46% Thailand 10 433 229 662 434 1,439 436
108 283,000 119,062,000 .24% Bangladesh 6 126 131 257 226 1,059 81
109 270,000 - Armenia 2 6 17 23 27 43 48
110 235,000 2,460,000 9.55% Albania 4 22 26 48 35 177 72
111 227,000 15,039,000 1.51% Mali 6 79 71 150 88 280 42
112 186,000 5,966,000 3.12% Sierra Leone 3 69 51 120 80 39 61
113 182,000 15,889,000 1.15% Kazakhstan 4 45 29 74 40 100 46
114 171,000 6,646,000 2.57% Guinea 3 80 19 99 36 100 56
115 165,000 2,850,000 5.79% Liberia 3 36 16 52 29 42 49
116 162,000 4,185,000 3.87% Singapore 1 70 67 137 132 202 30
117 158,000 2,650,000 5.96% Kuwait 1 2 8 10 1 8 13 4
118 148,000 4,968,000 2.98% Eritrea 3 80 252 332 347 562 110
119 144,000 8,977,000 1.60% Sweden 1 73 78 151 23 96 215 41
120 123,000 11,862,000 1.04% Greece 11 53 37 90 3 65 124 86
121 121,000 138,000 87.68% S�o Tom� and Pr�ncipe 1 2 7 9 15 36 12
122 120,000 1,300,000 9.23% Guinea-Bissau 2 13 54 67 78 133 30
123 91,000 437,000 20.82% Solomon Islands 3 38 29 67 43 95 27
124 83,000 1,735,000 4.78% Botswana 2 16 40 56 1 44 72 33
125 83,000 - Palestine 2 86 304 390 509 1,209 74
126 75,000 5,939,000 1.26% Libya 4 3 20 23 20 133 13
127 74,000 8,000,000 .93% Bulgaria 3 17 35 52 43 87 56
128 74,000 - Israel 2 58 30 88 38 612 18
129 70,000 82,000 85.37% Seychelles 1 8 8 16 1 9 53 17
130 55,000 4,556,000 1.21% Norway 3 27 43 70 3 48 173 32
131 55,000 990,000 5.56% Swaziland 1 11 15 26 23 58 15
132 39,000 6,524,000 .60% Laos 4 12 12 2 83 77
133 35,000 5,501,000 .64% Denmark 1 39 38 77 5 43 222 50
134 35,000 1,680,000 2.08% Gambia 1 15 10 25 21 42 54
135 31,000 - Jordan 1 23 5 28 5 15 28
136 29,000 32,000 90.63% Monaco 1 13 5 18 1 5 15 6
137 28,000 - Turkey 6 11 50 61 2 68 115 43
138 25,000 33,000 75.76% Liechtenstein 1 19 10 29 10 57 10
139 24,000 - Iran 5 6 11 17 3 11 30 17
140 23,000 31,700,000 .07% Morocco 2 6 40 46 56 239 40
141 21,000 347,000 6.05% Brunei Darussalam 1 3 1 4 1 2 3
142 21,000 28,000 75.00% Gibraltar 1 9 1 10 4 9 6
143 21,000 12,571,000 .17% Cambodia 3 6 36 42 47 72 36
144 20,000 4,247,000 .47% Moldova 1 6 8 14 1 18 40 11
145 20,000 9,700,000 .21% Tunisia 1 13 21 34 25 139 11
146 16,000 11,880,000 .13% Niger 2 14 30 44 35 81 17
147 14,000 2,350,000 .60% Macedonia 2 12 3 15 3 32 7
148 10,000 780,000 1.28% Cyprus 1 5 2 7 5 3 9
149 8,000 5,206,000 .15% Finland 1 6 10 16 1 12 36 7
150 7,000 557,000 1.26% Djibouti 1 2 5 7 9 19 6
151 7,000 24,421,000 .03% Nepal 1 9 40 49 56 115 42
152 6,000 6,000 100.00% Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1 2 2 2 6 2
153 5,000 1,370,000 .36% Estonia 1 9 5 14 5 21 6
154 5,000 290,000 1.72% Iceland 1 6 5 11 5 34 4
155 4,000 907,000 .44% Comoros 1 1 3 4 4 4 2
156 4,000 2,600,000 .15% Mauritania 1 3 10 13 10 34 6
157 3,000 31,135,000 .01% Algeria 4 36 56 92 1 77 195 37

Note: The table above is generated with the most recent data available for each diocese. Dioceses with incomplete data may be excluded which will lower the totals for its Country.

Statistics by Country

by Percentage Catholic


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# Catholics Population Percent Catholic Country Dioceses Diocesan Priests Religious Priests Total Priests Permanent Deacons Male Religious Female Religious Parishes
1 6,000 6,000 100.00% Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1 2 2 2 6 2
2 57,665,000 59,725,000 96.55% Italy 225 32,974 17,174 50,148 2,850 23,719 102,089 25,694
3 368,000 386,000 95.34% Malta 2 477 448 925 524 1,047 79
4 35,010,000 37,109,000 94.34% Poland 44 22,556 5,901 28,457 3 9,356 23,967 10,421
5 548,000 586,000 93.52% Equatorial Guinea 3 63 45 108 2 86 208 69
6 767,000 823,000 93.20% East Timor 2 44 69 113 195 289 37
7 432,000 465,000 92.90% Cape Verde 2 17 35 52 42 134 31
8 595,000 645,000 92.25% R�union 1 58 52 110 13 86 505 75
9 5,239,000 5,722,000 91.56% Paraguay 15 333 766 1,099 112 1,011 2,127 374
10 29,000 32,000 90.63% Monaco 1 13 5 18 1 5 15 6
11 9,457,000 10,460,000 90.41% Portugal 21 3,000 936 3,936 147 1,376 5,963 4,395
12 11,749,000 13,112,000 89.60% Ecuador 24 1,076 721 1,797 74 1,381 4,617 1,208
13 34,480,000 38,631,000 89.25% Argentina 69 3,577 2,071 5,648 626 3,385 9,070 2,642
14 24,815,000 28,256,000 87.82% Venezuela 38 1,493 1,064 2,557 138 1,628 3,775 1,256
15 37,165,000 42,335,000 87.79% Spain 70 16,920 7,944 25,281 176 13,364 52,243 22,680
16 28,160,000 32,079,000 87.78% Peru 45 1,502 1,267 2,769 57 2,569 5,589 1,421
17 121,000 138,000 87.68% S�o Tom� and Pr�ncipe 1 2 7 9 15 36 12
18 123,393,000 142,364,000 86.67% M�xico 90 11,016 3,602 14,618 744 6,509 29,051 6,101
19 388,000 448,000 86.61% Luxembourg 1 180 68 248 7 80 566 275
20 38,406,000 44,508,000 86.29% Colombia 75 5,661 2,259 7,920 278 4,163 15,178 3,831
21 8,039,000 9,344,000 86.03% Dominican Republic 12 424 454 878 363 605 1,723 569
22 1,799,000 2,107,000 85.38% Panama 8 199 197 396 64 270 447 186
23 70,000 82,000 85.37% Seychelles 1 8 8 16 1 9 53 17
24 8,253,000 9,737,000 84.76% Bolivia 18 482 631 1,113 83 1,130 2,563 583
25 3,763,000 4,513,000 83.38% Costa Rica 8 549 212 761 3 327 948 307
26 5,212,000 6,385,000 81.63% Nicaragua 8 296 123 419 27 219 1,028 252
27 1,623,000 1,997,000 81.27% Slovenia 3 854 296 1,150 8 372 741 803
28 69,630,000 85,930,000 81.03% Philippines 86 5,037 2,298 7,335 11 5,694 12,102 2,909
29 2,766,000 3,457,000 80.01% Lithuania 8 681 98 779 4 145 773 677
30 5,790,000 7,288,000 79.45% Honduras 8 203 214 417 1 243 779 182
31 145,446,000 184,227,000 78.95% Brazil 268 9,951 6,902 16,853 1,456 13,282 32,827 9,222
32 10,304,000 13,453,000 76.59% Guatemala 14 430 641 1,071 7 1,040 2,645 448
33 4,161,000 5,467,000 76.11% Ireland 26 3,097 1,593 4,690 1 2,460 8,088 1,312
34 5,436,000 7,144,000 76.09% El Salvador 9 469 238 707 4 344 1,491 418
35 25,000 33,000 75.76% Liechtenstein 1 19 10 29 10 57 10
36 7,775,000 10,292,000 75.54% Belgium 9 4,410 2,869 7,279 558 3,971 13,288 3,949
37 44,499,000 58,905,000 75.54% France 98 17,238 4,692 21,930 1,857 8,361 42,442 18,844
38 21,000 28,000 75.00% Gibraltar 1 9 1 10 4 9 6
39 3,867,000 5,259,000 73.53% Croatia 15 1,496 833 2,329 1 1,018 3,288 1,603
40 2,799,000 3,823,000 73.21% Puerto Rico 5 369 365 734 418 469 1,158 327
41 3,942,000 5,395,000 73.07% Slovakia 9 2,037 591 2,628 20 996 3,018 1,507
42 2,315,000 3,176,000 72.89% Uruguay 10 203 256 459 76 382 1,089 226
43 5,755,000 7,982,000 72.10% Austria 12 2,629 1,731 4,360 425 2,374 5,220 3,058
44 11,021,000 15,488,000 71.16% Chile 27 1,177 1,155 2,332 685 1,984 5,086 931
45 6,743,000 10,316,000 65.36% Ha�ti 9 400 291 691 4 682 1,789 296
46 4,567,000 6,999,000 65.25% Burundi 7 340 95 435 302 1,093 132
47 6,056,000 10,402,000 58.22% Hungary 16 1,845 330 2,175 52 483 1,237 2,221
48 971,000 1,811,000 53.62% Lesotho 4 67 80 147 150 653 86
49 2,077,000 4,114,000 50.49% Congo 7 176 62 238 1 152 232 158
50 6,330,000 12,544,000 50.46% Cuba 11 180 119 299 60 152 650 290
51 10,302,000 20,589,000 50.04% Angola 16 336 293 629 1 723 1,731 271
52 29,500,000 59,293,000 49.75% Congo (Dem. Rep.) 47 2,671 1,635 4,306 3,649 7,883 1,258
53 4,133,000 8,625,000 47.92% Rwanda 9 413 124 537 331 1,390 138
54 615,000 1,325,000 46.42% Gabon 6 57 61 118 1 95 167 64
55 3,186,000 6,914,000 46.08% Switzerland 8 1,775 1,225 3,000 157 1,606 5,679 1,662
56 13,070,000 29,503,000 44.30% Canada 71 5,296 3,145 8,441 902 5,181 19,880 4,865
57 425,000 1,000,000 42.50% Syria 17 199 77 276 12 96 375 227
58 11,219,000 26,537,000 42.28% Uganda 19 1,253 331 1,584 2 1,183 2,989 436
59 3,519,000 10,284,000 34.22% Czech Republic 9 1,376 620 1,996 152 798 1,935 3,139
60 1,688,000 4,968,000 33.98% Papua New Guinea 19 185 328 513 7 672 861 305
61 26,297,000 82,727,000 31.79% Germany 29 14,323 4,042 18,365 2,494 5,875 31,811 12,488
62 5,042,000 16,117,000 31.28% Netherlands 8 1,387 2,031 3,418 310 3,383 9,128 1,520
63 3,425,000 12,138,000 28.22% Zambia 10 283 354 637 1 596 1,596 265
64 703,000 2,500,000 28.12% Pacific (Oceania) 17 213 260 473 141 463 837 345
65 5,239,000 18,841,000 27.81% Australia 32 1,943 1,172 3,115 53 2,138 6,876 1,378
66 2,233,000 8,241,000 27.10% Antilles 21 287 337 624 81 518 1,055 465
67 10,465,000 39,204,000 26.69% Tanzania 30 1,441 699 2,140 1 1,745 7,591 847
68 310,000 1,178,000 26.32% Mauritius 2 61 40 101 74 244 49
69 4,287,000 17,109,000 25.06% Cameroon 23 902 504 1,406 16 1,019 1,958 740
70 1,483,000 5,968,000 24.85% Togo 7 321 127 448 337 735 151
71 8,018,000 32,296,000 24.83% Kenya 26 1,083 814 1,897 1 2,204 3,747 708
72 4,701,000 20,072,000 23.42% Madagascar 20 498 645 1,143 1,494 3,930 314
73 1,646,000 7,155,000 23.00% Benin 10 394 107 501 227 939 212
74 793,000 3,492,000 22.71% Central African Republic 9 139 138 277 189 334 114
75 64,621,000 285,538,000 22.63% USA 194 30,207 14,699 44,906 14,362 21,698 71,250 19,081
76 4,314,000 19,318,000 22.33% Mozambique 12 186 312 498 1 536 979 280
77 3,281,000 15,081,000 21.76% Malawi 7 281 127 408 265 963 147
78 91,000 437,000 20.82% Solomon Islands 3 38 29 67 43 95 27
79 430,000 2,381,000 18.06% Latvia 4 108 27 135 1 32 109 267
80 375,000 2,235,000 16.78% Namibia 3 19 63 82 45 97 399 91
81 464,000 2,981,000 15.57% Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 266 361 627 1 437 499 276
82 2,841,000 18,805,000 15.11% C�te d'Ivoire 14 652 237 889 6 533 831 287
83 17,906,000 124,517,000 14.38% Nigeria 50 3,678 759 4,437 6 1,938 3,716 2,041
84 2,675,000 21,520,000 12.43% Ghana 18 876 193 1,069 1 476 794 366
85 414,000 3,500,000 11.83% Iraq 15 142 37 179 9 71 424 119
86 1,545,000 13,169,000 11.73% Burkina Faso 13 559 157 716 491 1,218 141
87 459,000 3,945,000 11.63% New Zealand 7 317 201 518 9 366 944 271
88 1,030,000 10,310,000 9.99% Belarus 4 214 157 371 207 354 402
89 235,000 2,460,000 9.55% Albania 4 22 26 48 35 177 72
90 120,000 1,300,000 9.23% Guinea-Bissau 2 13 54 67 78 133 30
91 4,019,000 44,028,000 9.13% Sudan 9 269 95 364 4 167 343 195
92 4,377,000 49,409,000 8.86% Korea (South) 18 2,672 539 3,211 1,472 8,397 1,366
93 720,000 8,178,000 8.80% Chad 8 131 111 242 157 375 109
94 1,282,000 14,580,000 8.79% Zimbabwe 8 183 220 403 12 528 1,049 208
95 1,875,000 21,709,000 8.64% Romania 12 1,551 182 1,733 4 437 1,326 1,430
96 4,787,000 56,276,000 8.51% Great Britain 32 4,031 1,622 5,653 612 2,177 7,109 3,099
97 4,766,000 64,915,000 7.34% Ukraine 19 2,348 411 2,770 11 665 1,095 4,026
98 5,658,000 82,312,000 6.87% Vi�t Nam 25 2,194 474 2,668 11 2,793 11,443 2,228
99 1,364,000 20,204,000 6.75% Sri Lanka 11 648 307 955 626 2,300 391
100 673,000 10,357,000 6.50% Senegal 7 267 127 394 336 719 125
101 3,101,000 48,770,000 6.36% South Africa 27 453 645 1,098 213 1,132 2,577 736
102 21,000 347,000 6.05% Brunei Darussalam 1 3 1 4 1 2 3
103 158,000 2,650,000 5.96% Kuwait 1 2 8 10 1 8 13 4
104 165,000 2,850,000 5.79% Liberia 3 36 16 52 29 42 49
105 55,000 990,000 5.56% Swaziland 1 11 15 26 23 58 15
106 541,000 9,878,000 5.48% Serbia and Montenegro 7 205 46 251 7 57 319 265
107 83,000 1,735,000 4.78% Botswana 2 16 40 56 1 44 72 33
108 162,000 4,185,000 3.87% Singapore 1 70 67 137 132 202 30
109 784,000 24,740,000 3.17% Malaysia 8 179 48 227 1 101 558 142
110 6,439,000 204,229,000 3.15% Indonesia 37 1,317 1,721 3,038 13 4,146 7,372 1,130
111 186,000 5,966,000 3.12% Sierra Leone 3 69 51 120 80 39 61
112 148,000 4,968,000 2.98% Eritrea 3 80 252 332 347 562 110
113 1,300,000 47,760,000 2.72% Yemen 1 9 36 45 1 36 64 20
114 171,000 6,646,000 2.57% Guinea 3 80 19 99 36 100 56
115 35,000 1,680,000 2.08% Gambia 1 15 10 25 21 42 54
116 5,000 290,000 1.72% Iceland 1 6 5 11 5 34 4
117 144,000 8,977,000 1.60% Sweden 1 73 78 151 23 96 215 41
118 17,005,000 1,098,096,000 1.55% India 149 11,437 8,509 19,946 8 17,352 82,348 8,583
119 227,000 15,039,000 1.51% Mali 6 79 71 150 88 280 42
120 303,000 22,158,000 1.37% Taiwan 7 226 479 705 644 1,056 452
121 10,000 780,000 1.28% Cyprus 1 5 2 7 5 3 9
122 75,000 5,939,000 1.26% Libya 4 3 20 23 20 133 13
123 7,000 557,000 1.26% Djibouti 1 2 5 7 9 19 6
124 55,000 4,556,000 1.21% Norway 3 27 43 70 3 48 173 32
125 182,000 15,889,000 1.15% Kazakhstan 4 45 29 74 40 100 46
126 123,000 11,862,000 1.04% Greece 11 53 37 90 3 65 124 86
127 603,000 58,304,000 1.03% Myanmar 12 515 29 544 159 1,454 290
128 74,000 8,000,000 .93% Bulgaria 3 17 35 52 43 87 56
129 533,000 59,862,000 .89% Ethiopia 10 189 289 478 1 461 596 246
130 2,964,000 397,673,000 .75% China 117 2,270 2,289 4,559 6 1,933 6,079 2,335
131 1,191,000 165,809,000 .72% Pakistan 7 122 112 234 1 208 662 114
132 35,000 5,501,000 .64% Denmark 1 39 38 77 5 43 222 50
133 39,000 6,524,000 .60% Laos 4 12 12 2 83 77
134 14,000 2,350,000 .60% Macedonia 2 12 3 15 3 32 7
135 789,000 147,125,000 .54% Russian Federation 5 126 142 268 3 193 309 426
136 20,000 4,247,000 .47% Moldova 1 6 8 14 1 18 40 11
137 292,000 63,922,000 .46% Thailand 10 433 229 662 434 1,439 436
138 4,000 907,000 .44% Comoros 1 1 3 4 4 4 2
139 509,000 127,851,000 .40% Japan 16 501 1,088 1,589 12 1,407 6,263 848
140 5,000 1,370,000 .36% Estonia 1 9 5 14 5 21 6
141 283,000 119,062,000 .24% Bangladesh 6 126 131 257 226 1,059 81
142 20,000 9,700,000 .21% Tunisia 1 13 21 34 25 139 11
143 21,000 12,571,000 .17% Cambodia 3 6 36 42 47 72 36
144 8,000 5,206,000 .15% Finland 1 6 10 16 1 12 36 7
145 4,000 2,600,000 .15% Mauritania 1 3 10 13 10 34 6
146 16,000 11,880,000 .13% Niger 2 14 30 44 35 81 17
147 23,000 31,700,000 .07% Morocco 2 6 40 46 56 239 40
148 7,000 24,421,000 .03% Nepal 1 9 40 49 56 115 42
149 - 21,000,000 .00% Afghanistan 1 1 1 1 3
150 - 7,558,000 .00% Azerbaijan 1 2 2 3 1
151 3,000 31,135,000 .01% Algeria 4 36 56 92 1 77 195 37
152 - 400,000 .00% Western Sahara 1 3 3 3 2
153 - 2,000 .00% Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 1 1 1 1
154 - 4,822,000 .00% Kyrgyzstan 1 2 4 6 5 5 16
155 - 2,400,000 .00% Mongolia 1 2 12 14 14 27 3
156 - 5,000 .00% Saint Helena 1 1 1 1 3
157 - 6,500,000 .00% Somalia 1 1 1 4 1
158 - 6,155,000 .00% Tajikistan 1 1 3 4 3 4 2
159 - 5,000,000 .00% Turkmenistan 1 2 2 2 1 2

Note: The table above is generated with the most recent data available for each diocese. Dioceses with incomplete data may be excluded which will lower the totals for its Country.

Highest percentage of Catholics per state population.

 

Ranking

Percentage of Catholics per State population

State

Number of Catholics

Outlawed Sodomy

1

59.2%

Rhode Island 

640,274

No

2

42.7%

Massachusetts 

4,865,216

No

3

41.1%

New Jersey 

3,605,265

No

4

38.7%

Connecticut 

1,357,992

No

5

37.6%

New York 

7,433,366

No

6

29.9%

Illinois 

3,867,102

Yes

7

29.4%

Pennsylvania 

3,614,694

No

8

29.2%

Texas 

6,742,690

Yes

9

29.0%

Wisconsin 

1,605,155

No

10

28.8%

California 

10,906,992

Yes

11

27.7%

Nevada 

661,300

 

12

26.1%

Louisiana - 2005 total

816,260

 

13

24.0%

New Hampshire 

314,471

No

14

22.2%

North Dakota 

145,789

Yes

15

21.9%

Washington, D.C. 

575,824

 

16

21.5%

Minnesota 

1,093,533

Yes

17

21.4%

New Mexico 

494,449

 

18

21.4%

Nebraska 

375,808

Yes

19

20.5%

Michigan 

2,064,103

Yes

20

20.5%

South Dakota 

154,435

Yes

21

19.0%

Vermont 

118,000

 

22

18.5%

Ohio 

2,128,619

Yes

23

18.3%

Delaware 

230,000

Yes

24

17.1%

Iowa 

494,698

Yes

25

16.9%

Maryland 

517,679

Yes

26

15.7%

Arizona 

908,123

Yes

27

15.1%

Kansas 

406,916

Yes

28

15.1%

Maine 

193,228

Yes

29

14.7%

Missouri 

835,581

Yes

30

14.7%

Colorado 

666,213

Yes

31

12.7%

Florida 

2,265,450

Yes

32

12.3%

Indiana 

767,349

Yes

33

12.1%

Oregon 

432,170

Yes

34

12.1%

Montana 

110,409

Yes

35

12.0%

Washington State 

745,614

Yes

36

11.3%

Hawaii 

143,240

Yes

37

10.4%

Idaho 

148,100

Yes

38

9.7%

Kentucky 

387,062

Yes

39

9.7%

Wyoming  

49,121

Yes

40

8.7%

Alaska 

55,643

Yes

41

8.3%

Utah 

200,000

Yes

42

8.1%

Virginia 

620,399

Yes

43

5.1%

Georgia 

441,749

Yes

44

4.6%

Oklahoma 

160,878

Yes

45

4.6%

West Virginia 

82,749

Yes

46

4.0%

Mississippi 

117,942

Yes

47

3.9%

North Carolina 

336,738

Yes

48

3.9%

Arkansas 

107,524

Yes

49

3.7%

South Carolina 

157,450

Yes

50

3.4%

Alabama 

153,939

Yes

51

3.2%

Tennessee 

190,684

Yes

 


From the L. A. Times

1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million
people)are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are
predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien
Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican
nationals here illegally.

6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely
illegal aliens from south of the border.

8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

9. 21 radio stations in L. A. Are Spanish speaking.

10. In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak
Spanish.
(There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County )

(All 10 of the above are from the Los Angeles Times)

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on
welfare. Over 70% of the United States ' annual population growth (and over
90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration. 29% of
inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

And this is only one State...

And you wonder why Nancy Pelosi wants them to become voters!


 

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