The Profile of Catholic Religious Life

  title={The Profile of Catholic Religious Life},
  author={Joseph H. Fichter},
Religious practices vary according to the age and sex of church participants. Three types of religious observance by 8,363 white urban southern Roman Catholics are employed as criteria of comparison between the sexes and among ten-year age categories. The highest record on all three criteria is found in the ten to nineteen year group; the lowest is in the thirty to thirty-nine year group. Religious observance improves in each subsequent decade, but the oldest people never quite reach the record… CONTINUE READING