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New US Congress is nearly 30% Catholic

January 05, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: The new US Congress is 55% Protestant, 29.8% Catholic, 1% Orthodox Christian, 6% Jewish, and 2% Mormon, according to the Pew Research Center; 30.5% of the members of the 2019-20 Congress were Catholic. (The Center estimates that 20% of US adults are Catholic.)

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 05, 2021 2:24 PM ET USA

    Of this 30%, I wonder how many are actually CINO. Real Catholics govern their daily lives as Catholics and make sure that their political activities accord always and everywhere with Catholic truth. Contrary to those who like to stand on the street corners publicizing their "Catholicism", real Catholics do not separate their Catholic morality and prudential judgment from their political acts. As Pope Francis likes to point out, Catholicism is to be lived as a public faith, not a personal secret.