Survey: more young Catholics in Britain attending Mass — but most don’t hold ‘traditional Catholic beliefs’

The Deacon's Bench | 6/13/2018 | Staff
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From The Catholic Herald:

With the youth synod only a few months away, a major new survey of young Catholics in Britain has some startling findings. On the plus side, Complex Catholicism: The Lives and Faith of Young Catholics in England and Wales Today shows a strong increase in regular Mass attendance (at least monthly) from 25 per cent of all respondents in 2009 to 36 per cent in 2017. Irregular Mass attendance (less than monthly) has increased from 59 per cent in 2009 to 75 per cent today.

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But the survey also includes some unsettling findings about what young Catholics actually believe: well over half do not hold traditional Catholic beliefs on God, many believe that Jesus was only human and not the Son of God, and a large number are willing to ignore the Church’s moral teachings.

The study was conducted by Catholic research group Camino House and Cymfed, the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation, in September and...
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