Synod Delegates Suggested Further Reading and Background Information
Updated December 19, 2022
Reviewing the information linked on this page is not mandatory. Delegates may choose, based on their schedule and interests, to read/view has much or as little of this information as they wish. We provide this list for only who desired more information. We will be updating this page periodically with additional resources.
Diocese of San Jose Information
- DSJ Universal Synod Synthesis Report (pdf) released June 2022
- DSJ Impact Report (pdf) fiscal year 2021-2022
- Santa Clara County Demographics
- Supplemental Bay Area Poverty Measure
- California Poverty Measure
- Delegate Questions from the Orientations
- Delegate Questions about the Proposals
- Delegate Questions about the Proposals – Part 2
- Delegate Questions about the Proposals – Part 3
- CARA Frequently Requested Church Statistics – An overview of the Catholic Church in the United States using data from multiple sources from 1970 until now.
- CARA Updated Catholic Populations for 2022
- New NBC News/Telemundo poll poll finds 4 in 10 non-Catholic Latinos were once Catholic and left By Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service
- CARA Size of the Hispanic Catholic Population Has Stalled. But…
- Pew Research: 3 in 10 Adults now religiously unaffiliated
- Pew Research: Modeling the future of religion in America
- NCEA reports quicker academic recovery from pandemic for Catholic schools
- NCEA Catholic School Data – annual survey of Catholic elementary and secondary schools, including enrollment patterns, regional geographic trends, types and locations of schools, student and staffing demographic characteristics, and student participation in selected education programs.
- 2020 NRVC/CARA 2020 Study on Recent Vocations Infographic
Other Articles/Videos of Interest
- “People of God: How Catholic parish life is changing in the United States” (one-hour video) America Magazine Documentary (log-in required) It features four parishes/dioceses to demonstrate the diverse experiences of parish life in the US and how parish life is changing across the US due for a variety of reasons.
- What’s our Church’s Growth Strategy (Video) Word on Fire Show (30-minute video) Brandon Vogt and Bishop Robert Barron discuss that we cannot just manage decline but we need strategies for growth.
- Archdiocese of Detroit Family of Parishes
- Archdiocese of Saint Louis All Things New
- Diocese of London Ontario
- The lonely heart and the search for belonging By Father Dorian Llywelyn, SJ, Angelus News