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‘God Forgives’

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a news report written by Jay Lindsay (April 27), Sunday Catholic Mass attendance before Vatican II approached 70 percent, so says Jay Dolan, a Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

According to Church statistics, in the Boston Archdiocese it is now only 17.3 percent; in the Chicago Archdiocese it is 21.5 percent; in the Newark Archdiocese it is 17.1 percent.

The Post-Intelligencer quotes Mark Gray of the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University as saying: “The percentages are well below telephone poll numbers that put weekly Mass attendance at 33 percent. But that number is probably inflated because people tend to exaggerate things such as church attendance when questioned for polls.”

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