Thanks to Dr Bob Dixon, Director of the Pastoral Planning Office of the Australian Bishops Conference, for a broad and challenging Breakfast Briefing on 14 May. Click here
for a copy of Bob's slides.
In short, which the proportion of people in the population that identify as Catholics remains strong (at 25%), a decreasing proportion of those regularly attend Mass (13% of Catholics attend weekly Mass); and the composition of Mass attenders is changing by age and by ethnicity - 41% of them were born overseas.
There was much more to discuss than the limits of the Breakfast Briefing allowed for.