A New Parish Every Four Days: U.S. Immigration and its Catholic Component
Michael G. Wenk, Rev. Silvano M. Tomasi, c.s., and Dr. Eleanor Rogg
This paper emphasizes that the United States is a nation of immigrants and provides a brief history of U.S. immigration laws. Based on this brief history, it seeks to estimate the numbers of Catholic immigrants coming to the United States in the future years. The paper concludes that one new parish of 2,500 members will be formed every four days through Catholic immigration to the U.S. over the next 30 years.