James R. Rogers on the changing religious identities of Protestants and Catholics:
While strong Protestants haven’t gained in the overall population, despite gaining proportionally among self-identified Protestants, they also haven’t lost ground in the overall population during this period. The news may not be as good as it seems, but neither is it as bad as it might be—which is to say, as bad as it is for Catholics.
Also today, John M. Grondelski analyzes the role of clergy in a crisis:
“Denial of access to clergy”—especially at the hour of our death—is no trifling thing. Have we now decided that clergy are not first responders, that only physical life is worth saving, that spiritual life is a private affair that has no relevance in the midst of a terrorist attack?