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Old 03-07-2018, 06:44 PM
 
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Are Catholics still seen with scorn in the South?
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:53 PM
 
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I highly doubt it.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Are Catholics still seen with scorn in the South?
Hardly. Our first Catholic Church in the area was built in 1800, eight years before the formation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

The Atlanta Archdiocese is one of the fastest growing in the U.S., while many in 'traditional' Catholic areas are shrinking. There are about 1.2 million Catholics in North Georgia.

https://archatl.com/about/history/

I assume you've never been to the South.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Hispanic population in the South is growing and many of them are Catholic.

And of course Louisiana has been famously Catholic since the start, what with parishes instead of counties.

Last edited by JMT; 03-08-2018 at 04:30 AM.. Reason: Removed off topic comment.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Q. Are Catholics still seen with scorn in the South?
A: No

Q: Is the South still seen with scorn by ignorant people in other parts of the country?
A. Yes
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Western Asia
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Are Catholics still seen with scorn in the South?
Wife grew up in the South Catholic and there was some anti Catholic bias and it's probably still there amongst 5-10% of the population in the South especially in rural areas with strong evangelical populations. Not an issue in Southern cities or in Catholic areas of Louisiana, Texas, & Florida.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:05 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Are Catholics still seen with scorn in the South?
Nobody cares. People have to choose their battlles and most people have enough anxiety in their lives to worry about and fret over without adding somebody else's religion to their list of worries and frets.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:06 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Raleigh recently opened the 5th largest Catholic cathedral in the country.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Q. Are Catholics still seen with scorn in the South?
A: No

Q: Is the South still seen with scorn by ignorant people in other parts of the country?
A. Yes
Bingo!
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Of course you will have your stubborn fundamentalist bible thumpers in those micropolitan and farm communities, but if anything, the South seems to be increasingly Catholic compared to the rest of the country. Many "Catholics" only attend worship on Christmas and/or Easter, and perhaps again for a wedding, funeral, or baptism. If anything, they look down much more on non-Christians, outside the large cities of course. Catholics probably get most looked down in communities with atheist strongholds like parts of the West Coast and LGBT communities, which once again are mostly outside the south.
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