Parish roundup: Pew offers sketch of American Catholics; parishioners cope with abuse crisis

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A woman administers ashes on the forehead of Father Brad Zamora during a prayer service for repentance and healing for clergy sexual abuse which included prayers for victims, abusers and the church, Aug. 22 at Our Lady of the Brook in Northbrook, Ill. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)

Who are American Catholics? The Pew Research Center offers a statistical sketch. The results: we are ethnically and politically diverse, we like Pope Francis but have questions about church authority. We are also losing the faithful at a rapid clip.

Paul Moses reports for The Daily Beast on how adult women in churches are frequently targets of sexual harassment by clergy.

Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, parishioners hold on to the faith in difficult times. A similar story about parishioners in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholics from nine parishes host prayer services dealing with the abuse crisis

In the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, parishioners honor faithful priests

Who are American Catholics? The Pew Research Center offers a statistical sketch. The results: we are ethnically and politically diverse, we like Pope Francis but have questions about church authority. We are also losing the faithful at a rapid clip.

Paul Moses reports for The Daily Beast on how adult women in churches are frequently targets of sexual harassment by clergy.

Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, parishioners hold on to the faith in difficult times. A similar story about parishioners in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholics from nine parishes host prayer services dealing with the abuse crisis

In the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, parishioners honor faithful priests

Who are American Catholics? The Pew Research Center offers a statistical sketch. The results: we are ethnically and politically diverse, we like Pope Francis but have questions about church authority. We are also losing the faithful at a rapid clip.

Paul Moses reports for The Daily Beast on how adult women in churches are frequently targets of sexual harassment by clergy.

Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, parishioners hold on to the faith in difficult times. A similar story about parishioners in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholics from nine parishes host prayer services dealing with the abuse crisis

In the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, parishioners honor faithful priests

Who are American Catholics? The Pew Research Center offers a statistical sketch. The results: we are ethnically and politically diverse, we like Pope Francis but have questions about church authority. We are also losing the faithful at a rapid clip.

Paul Moses reports for The Daily Beast on how adult women in churches are frequently targets of sexual harassment by clergy.

Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, parishioners hold on to the faith in difficult times. A similar story about parishioners in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholics from nine parishes host prayer services dealing with the abuse crisis

In the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, parishioners honor faithful priests

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