"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Friday, November 04, 2005

One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Court Church 

Here's a fun fact - Catholics currently comprise less than one fourth of the American population. PBS says that, as of 1998, 23% of all Americans were Catholics, but that's a bit misleading:
Unlike some other denominations, the Roman Catholic Church counts as members all persons baptized in that faith, without regard to their current religious activity.

So in other words, that 23% includes me, your 'umble narrator, who was baptized Catholic (and my father has the sickeningly cute photos to prove it) but who now enters a Catholic church only when held at gunpoint and/or invited to a wedding with an open bar.

Here's another fun fact - when Sam Alito is confirmed, Catholics will comprise a majority of the Supreme Court.

Now, then, why do you suppose that is?




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