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The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate is a Georgetown University social science research center that focuses on Catholicism and the Catholic Church.

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Numbers of diocesan ordinations very stable in U.S. for decades. Still short 200+/yr to maintain population.

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At peak, 1965, there were more than 250,000 ordained and religious in the US. Deacons keep pop. above 100,000 now.

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34% of adult Catholics say golf requires most skill. Catholics McIlroy to Mickelson tee off at U.S. Open Thursday.

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Cardinal Dolan calls Catholics to welcome immigrants as our ancestors were. Where the current generation resides:

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Why do some Catholics miss Mass from time to time? Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A...

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Current global/US data on Catholic parishes where pastoral care is entrusted to deacons or lay persons (c. 517.2):

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51% of U.S. Catholics "most likely" to donate to a religious institution (28%) or an aid relief organization (23%)

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From The CARA Report, Spring 2013 (http://bit.ly/qquSUl): Trends in U.S. seminary enrollments since 1968:

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U.S. YouTube search volume for Pope, Vatican, & Catholic since 2008. Pope searches elevated since Sept. 2012.

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Are you a better parent than your parents? One in four Catholic parents think they are (only 3% say "worse").

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45% of Catholics self-id soc-econ class working/lower. Does "Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour" leave them out?

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Side effect of focus groups and polling? "Middle class" has overtaken the "poor" in Congress http://bit.ly/10779PO

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First superhero film of season out. If your life was a movie what would it be? 28% of Catholics action/adventure.

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81% of Catholics say Mother's Day more important than Father's Day. Top gifts: spending time, flowers, jewelry.

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GSS 2012: Of all U.S. adults raised Catholic, 65% affiliate as such as adults. 17% are Protestants, 17% Nones.

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GSS '08-'12 (small sample): 87% of LGB adults say they were Christians in youth. 53% affiliate as such as adults.

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TV still the primary medium used for religious/spiritual content among US Catholics ages 14-17. New media gaining.

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Trends: Unemployment not the news story it was in 1980s. Data for (numbers for similar):

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Percentage of U.S. Catholics with "hardly any confidence at all" in the press at all time high of 45% (12% in `73)

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Would you prefer to live in a place with more Starbucks or McDonalds? Oddly, Christian affiliation is predictive..

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