Key Documents

CARA Report

Study on Cultural Diversity Displays Catholic Church's Growing Multicultural Parish Population. Phase 1 (October 2014). Check out the complete study (October 2016)!

September 5, 2017 - Read the statement from USCCB President, Vice President and Committee Chairmen denouncing Administration's decision to end DACA and strongly urging Congress to find legislative solution. 

September 1, 2017 - Read Bishop George V. Murry, SJ's statement in which he calls on Catholics and all people of faith to observe the annual Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities on September 9th.

August 23, 2017 - The U.S. Bishops act to address racism and seek solutions!  Check out the statement and interview with Bishop George V. Murry, SJ of Youngstown, Ohio, has been named Chair of the New Committee.

Asian and Pacific Islander Catholics in the U.S.

Asian Pacific Islander Catholics in the United States: A Preliminary Report provides demographic information on Asian and Pacific Islander Catholics. The report is part of a larger National Pastoral Plan project which also includes a survey. If you are an Asian or Pacific Islander Catholic or if you work with these communities, please take this short (15 min) survey! More information is available on the Asian and Pacific Island Affairs home page and resources page.

Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Read the statement on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church

Scenes from a Parish

One of my favorite definitions of spirituality is “a loving look at the real.” James Rutenbeck’s Scenes from a Parish is a standing invitation to look lovingly at one of the most characteristic realities of today’s parish—growing diversity driven by dramatic demographic shifts. 

How will Catholic communities respond to this shift in the cultural and social class make-up of the parish?- Fr. Allan F. Deck, SJ   

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