Lest we forget, in the ongoing excitement over the new spirit let loose in the Church with Pope Francis, many of the same ongoing challenges remain.
WaPo reports that
- 53 percent of [U.S.] Hispanics identify as Catholic, compared with 69 percent who say they were raised Catholic as children.
- 13 percent call themselves evangelical today, compared with 7 percent raised evangelical.
- 12 percent say they have no religious affiliation, compared with 5 percent who said they were raised that way.