Catholics are celebrating the fact that 150,000 people will be received into the Catholic church or return this Easter.
According to CARA, there are 18,479 Catholic parishes in the US. That averages 8 new Catholics or returnees per parish.
There are 64,000,000 Catholics in the US. That’s an average of 3,463 members per parish. Those 3,463 members could only persuade 8 people to join or return? Sad, any way you look at it.