How the U.S. Census Effects the Church

by Steve Ray on January 4, 2011

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The 2010 census figures announced Dec. 21 will have effects that go far beyond allocating federal dollars and shaping the representation of states in the Congress that convenes in January 2013.

They could also affect how the U.S. Catholic Church decides to distribute its own resources and personnel.

“The U.S. census is a useful tool for learning about God’s people, who and where they are, and many other facts that shed light on their lives, possibilities and struggles,” said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez in 2009, encouraging wide participation in the census……

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