Survey gives glimpse into faith practices of young Catholic families

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October 1, 2015

A boy holds a holy card and rosary as students wait for Pope Francis to arrive at  Our Lady Queen of Angels School in the East Harlem area of New York Sept. 25. (CNS photo/ Eric Thayer, pool)

Father Patrick Peyton

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A survey commissioned by Holy Cross Family Ministries provides insights into the faith practices of young Catholic families.

One of the more surprising findings is that Hispanics now make up a solid majority of Catholic families where the parents are ages 25-45, the age group targeted by the survey.

Another is that more than two-thirds of families make no provision for the faith formation of their children, either by sending them to a Catholic school or by enrolling them in a parish religious education program.

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