I’m not sure your numbers are accurate or at least up to date re “more than offsetting” or more Catholics in the US (which, if true and if immigration is to credit would mean less Catholics somewhere else, which is not good.) Also, statistics being what they are, how would one define Catholic? An immigrant coming from a country that may be historically catholic doesn’t make that immigrant a practicing Mass attending Catholic.chenda wrote: ↑Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:09 am
Although birthrates are falling in the west (and even more so parts of Asia) immigration is more than offsetting the decline in many cases. It's odd the article which @hristo linked to doesn't mention that. Indeed I think the percentage of Catholics in the US has sharply increased in recent decades, largely I assume through immigration (or at least nominally increased)
Re the article:
He also predicted that the decline of fertility among intellectuals would embolden them to challenge the validity of marriage itself; that it would take two generations (slowed by immigration) for family decay to become evident; and that the Christian Church would be the only cultural institution capable of encouraging a view of family grounded in something more than personal fulfillment.