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By Casey Chalk, The Catholic Thing, Oct. 19, 2022

Casey Chalk is a contributor for Crisis Magazine, The American Conservative, and New Oxford Review. He has degrees in history and teaching from the University of Virginia and a master’s in theology from Christendom College.

A Pew survey last month projects very bad news for Christians in the United States. If current rates continue, by 2070 Christians will comprise somewhere between a bare majority to a minority in our country. “Over that same period, ‘nones’ are projected to rise from their current number of 30 percent to somewhere between 34 percent and 52 percent of the U.S. population,” observes Pew.

Obviously, that presents quite a crisis for American Christianity, whether we are talking about Catholicism or any other Christian group. People are abandoning the Christian faith in unprecedented numbers. Can they be brought back? Is there hope we can evangelize the millions of Americans with little if any exposure to Christianity? …