Tuesday, December 21, 2010

States Losing Congressmen and Catholic Parishes All At the Same Time

Population shift is not the only reason a Catholic Parish will close now. However in certain areas of the country it is a major factor.

See Changes in Number of Parishes... and Congressional Seats?

Again I am not chalking up all Parish closing to THIS!! In fact a bunch bigger problem is the current Priest shortage and bad Catholic education the last few decades.

Still when we see those massive closing in the Northeast for instance there are reasons that are rleated to current Census matters. Some states have been shedding population for decades (and thus Congressional seats). The Catholic parish closings are often just a sign of that in part.

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