William D'Antonio , senior fellow, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, was mentioned in a Sept. 20 Wall Street Journal article about the political ramifications of Pope Francis'supcoming visit to the United States.

From: Wall Street Journal Date: Sept. 20, 2015 Author: Francis X. Rocca

When Pope Francis sets foot on American soil this week, he will be visiting a Catholic community that wields vast influence on account of its size, wealth and political power. But he will also be confronting a flock increasingly divided on the direction he is taking the Catholic Church.


According to William V. D'Antonio, a professor of sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., only 23% of younger Catholics attend Mass regularly, but they are great supporters of progressive causes such as universal health care.

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