The state of the Catholic Church

The state of the Catholic Church
The state of the Catholic Church

The state of the Catholic Church

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Recent studies suggest the American Catholic Church is in crisis. Infant baptisms are down, and cradle Catholics are leaving in large numbers. But the church will see an uptick in new members this Easter weekend, thanks to one small group that’s bucking the trend. In part one of a series looking at the state of the Roman Catholic church and challenges facing the new pope, for WBEZ, Monique Parsons reports. Photo Flickr/sloanpix