Francis Has Changed American Catholics’ Attitudes, But Not Their Behavior, a Poll Finds / The New York Times

One year into the era of Pope Francis, a new poll has found that a broad majority of American Catholics say he represents a major change in direction for the church, and a change for the better. But his popularity has not inspired more Americans to attend Mass, go to confession or identify as Catholic — a finding that suggests that so far, the much-vaunted ‘Francis effect’ is influencing attitudes, but not behavior.”

By Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times — Click here to read the rest of this article.

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