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Bombshell: American Latinos leaving Catholic churches in droves

The Catholic plan of importing fresh new members from Latino nations is completely unsustainable.

Many Catholic leaders have championed illegal immigration from central and south America as a highly self-serving means of boosting attendance at their churches.

In doing this, they have put a Catholic face on the open borders/amnesty movement. This has caused white Catholics to get disgusted and leave the church in droves.

New bombshell data shows that Latino immigrants are also leaving the Catholic Church in droves. Once they adopt a more cosmopolitan American lifestyle, they leave the church of their childhood.

The percentage of US Latinos who identify as Catholic dropped from 67% to 55% in only three years. This is an incredible drop for only three years. This means 6.5% of all Catholic Latinos in the USA abandoned Catholicism each year. If this trend continues, fewer  than half of all US Latinos will be Catholic at the end of 2015. In 2021 this would drop to less than a third! In 2025 it would drop to less than a fourth.

The Catholic Church will have to continue bringing millions of fresh Latino immigrants into the US every single year, indefinitely, to replace the whites and Latinos who leave each year.

The Catholic church has spent the past ten years driving off it’s white base in order to import a new Latino base. Now the Latino base is leaving, and the Catholic church will be left with no one.

From Reuters…

A growing number of U.S. Hispanics are turning away from the Roman Catholic religion of their youth and now identify as Protestant or unaffiliated with any church, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Catholics represented 55 percent of U.S. Hispanics in 2013, a drop from 67 percent in 2010, the Pew Research Center survey found. About 16 percent of Hispanics are evangelical Protestants, up from 12 percent three years earlier, and 18 percent are unaffiliated, up from 10 percent.

Three-quarters of those interviewed said they were raised Catholic. More than half of those who left their childhood faith said they “gradually drifted away,” while 31 percent said they found a congregation that helps its members more.

Religious scholars said the shift could serve as something of a warning to U.S. Catholic leaders, who have relied on the growing Hispanic population to fill pews and collection plates.

“It does represent what has been a wake-up call for Catholicism for several decades now,” said Allan Figueroa Deck, theology professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

“We have become a little lukewarm,” said Deck, a Jesuit priest. He said a particular challenge is reaching youth, who need to not just be entertained and instructed but understood.

Twenty-eight percent of former Hispanic Catholics who now identify as Protestants say they are Pentecostal.

Factors drawing them include smaller, more intimate churches and a democratic pastorate where anyone can minister, according to Arlene Sanchez-Walsh, history professor and expert on Hispanic Pentecostals at Azusa Pacific University In Los Angeles. She said Pentecostals practice emotional worship with plain, commonsense reading of the Bible replacing “traditionalist, often arcane” Catholic sacramental worship.

Hispanics make up an increasingly large share of U.S. Catholics, representing a third of the U.S. church, reflecting their growing numbers.