Religion: The Catholic Family

To many a non-Catholic eye, Roman Catholics in the U.S. have never been so well off. In numbers they have grown to 32 million (from 18 million in 1925). In social prestige they stand high. The old stigma of being an immigrant church is largely a thing of the past. But these gains have exacted a steep price from U.S. Catholics. They face the same problems of modern living as everyone else, but the problems are harder to handle within Catholic doctrine. With integration, the old ethnic units are breaking up, mixed marriages are...

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