Sunday, August 28, 2011

Survey: Catholic Infant Baptisms Decline

Findings: Baptism rate is declining along with birth rate, and less children, teens and adults are becoming Catholic.

WASHINGTON (EWTN News) — A new study shows that infant baptisms in the Catholic Church have been declining year by year along with the birth rate in the U.S.

The numbers “are generally moving in step with the overall fertility rate, which has also been falling, more so since the recession in 2008,” said researchers from Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate on Aug. 24...  (continued)

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