US Catholic clergy shortage eased by recruits from Africa

Nigerian-born Fr. Athanasius Abanulo has filled various chaplain and pastor roles across the United States, epitomizing an ongoing trend of international clergy recruits as fewer American-born men enter seminaries.

What's your religion? In US, a common reply now is 'none'

According to a survey released Dec. 14 by the Pew Research Center, the group commonly known as the "nones" — the religiously unaffiliated — now constitute 29% of American adults. That's up from 23% in 2016 and 19% in 2011.