U.S. Catholic Family Life

The Demographics of the Catholic Family. The second special report from CARA and Holy Cross Family Ministries' national survey of adult Catholics, ages 25 to 45, who are parents of a minor child.

Papal Visit Statistics

Data on what the Catholic Church in the United States was like when the Pope has visited in the past and what it looks like now ahead of Pope Francis' visit

CARA Research Review:

CARA's compilation of research on Lay Ecclesial Ministers in the United States. Produced for the USCCB's Lay Ecclesial Ministry Summit in June 2015.

Ministry Formation Directory

CARA is pleased to offer the Catholic Ministry Formation Directory 2015. Available now in print and online.

Role of the family in nurturing vocations

The study consists of three parts: A survey of recently professed religious and recently ordained priests as well as those currently in formation.  A survey of family members of religious and clergy. 

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops release CARA review of research on Lay Ecclesial Ministers in the United States:

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