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Unread 04-24-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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Default Most devoutly Catholic cities

I got this idea from the Mormon cities thread. Which cities are known for being more devoutly Catholic? I know there are pleanty of cities that have large Catholic populations, but i'm talking about cities that aren't just Catholic in a cultural sense (like Boston) but Catholic in a religious sense as well. -A city where many people still go to mass every Sunday and don't disagree with the church on most issues. I would like to know if there is a city that is almost like the Bible Belt for Catholics. Does a city like this exist in the US?
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Unread 04-24-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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I could probably say Dubuque,IA.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Yeah, I was thinking a lot of Midwest cities are gonna be on here.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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I would look at the cities with the highest Catholic populations.
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A lot of times those are some of the least devout cities, like New York City for example is one of the most Catholic cities in the US in terms of percentage, but no one thinks of it as a Catholic city. I'd say for a large city, Chicago may be more Catholic in the sense i'm talking about, but LA and New York aren't.
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Cities with a large Italian and Irish population
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Cities with a large Italian and Irish population
I would also add German. Many of the German immigrants were Catholic.
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I would look at Southern New England (CT, RI, SE Massachussetts, Boston), if one were to talk about places with large populations of Italians and Irish. not only those ethnic groups, but Portuguese(in RI and SE Massachussetts), and Polish (in New Britain,CT).
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I would also add German. Many of the German immigrants were Catholic.
Milwaukee could be it.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 01:42 PM
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Syracuse might be up there. People would say that the Catholic church ran the city for the longest.
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