The Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life recently added exponentially to our knowledge of ex-Catholics, which in the U.S. is one in ten. Its latest survey also helpfully teased out insights about a full 45 percent of Americans “connected to” Catholicism in some way, “in,” “ex” or “other.” A family dinner last Sunday got me to thinking about Catholics not easily categorized as in or out — or ex or other. I’ll let you know as I ponder it more.
This Sunday is another open house for festivities surrounding West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn. Welcome T&T and all the islands to the next-biggest Caribbean-populated spot in the world! The love goes both ways. Check these Brooklyn-laden shout-outs from Mighty Swallow and Calypso Rose.