Where Did We Go Wrong?

church-window-600x400In late August, the Pew Research Center issued yet another sobering report on the state of faith in America. The latest survey revealed some statistics that should make all faithful Catholics and other Christians, along with our religious leaders, take notice and also ask ourselves some tough questions starting with: “Where did we go wrong?” Nearly half of Americans have not only left their church but also say they simply don’t believe in God anymore.

“About half of current religious ‘nones’ who were raised in a religion (49 percent) indicate that a lack of belief led them to move away from religion. This includes many respondents who mention ‘science’ as the reason they do not believe in religious teachings, including one who said, ‘I’m a scientist now, and I don’t believe in miracles.’ Others reference ‘common sense,’ ‘logic’ or a ‘lack of evidence’ — or simply say they do not believe in God,” the Pew report stated.

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