Sunday, July 28, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! SURVEY SEYZ LATINO COMMUNITY POWERS FUTURE OF CATHOLIC CHURCH IN KANSAS CITY!!!
The Catholic Church in Kansas City and throughout the world is undergoing a fundamental shift in demographics.
More to the point . . .
DEMOGRAPHIC REVEALS KANSAS CITY'S CATHOLIC FUTURE IS DOMINATED BY LATINOS AS MORE MIDDLE-CLASS WHITE PEOPLE ABANDON FAITH!!!
In Europe, despite Brexit and anti-immigration backlash, Christianity is no longer the default.
In the U.S., Christianity has endured an incredible decline . . . Over the past 20 years Church membership and religious affiliation has reached historic lows according to Gallup research.
And so, skeptics have argued that the Church has recently undertaken immigration advocacy for the rights of migrants and illegal aliens in an effort to maintain their numbers. On the other hand, as the nation abandons Christianity it's more likely that U.S. policy will also oppose and impact people of faith.
Here's the word . . .
The Leaven: Director hopes new Hispanic numbers drive greater outreach
In the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, about 30% of Catholics are Hispanic. The majority of that population traces its roots to Mexico. This information comes from statistics published by the V Encuentro following the national conference in April.
According to the statistics, the future of the Catholic Church is Hispanic.
From 2000 to 2016, the Hispanic population in the Kansas City area, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, increased by 91%, and 59% of Hispanics in 2016 were Catholic. Comparatively, the white, non-Hispanic population only increased by 6% during that time and only 16% identified as Catholic in 2016
Also, while only 30% of the total Catholic population in the archdiocese in 2016 was Hispanic (still a sizable amount), those numbers grow the younger the population gets.
In the archdiocese in 2016, about 45% of Catholics under 13 were Hispanic, about 40% of Catholics 14 to 29 were Hispanic and about 35% of Catholics 30 to 49 were Hispanic.
To minister to the needs of Hispanic Catholics in the archdiocese, there are 12 parishes with an organized Hispanic ministry and 20 weekly Masses in Spanish.
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