Lack of political support hampering Catholic recruitment

The big story of the day has got to be the Oversight Commissioner‘s report, in which he cites the lack of political support is a major factor in holding back Catholic recruitment for the third report in a row. Despite nearly 15,000 applications, Catholic membership is still only 18%. Fear of intimidation is blamed over any other factor.

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