More than half of young Catholic families (53 percent) identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic compared with 32 percent of all Catholics, according to a recent survey. Could the presence of Hispanic families in the Catholic Church indicate Latino congregational growth, or at least the slowing of a once-persistent decline?
A Catholic law that bans divorced members of the church from receiving communion could be the subject of change after Pope Francis recently approved an Argentinean woman's plea to take part in communion after marrying her husband, a previously divorced man.
By and large, Latino Americans are Catholic; a majority of the 52 million Hispanics living in the United States belong to the Catholic Church. However, Cathedrals are emptying, and former occupants have taken to worshiping in mosques.