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Debate: Why do Catholics lapse?

Is it primarily the fault of the Church or of the Catholics who have left it?

US bishops celebrate Mass at the start of their annual autumn plenary meeting in Baltimore, Maryland (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/11/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/09/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI speaks during his weekly general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 31/08/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York at yesterday's catechesis (CNS)

Archbishop of New York leaves young pilgrims inspired

The Pope speaks during his general audience at Castel Gandolfo this morning (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 03/08/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict waves to the faithful on his arrival at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 29/06/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Angelo Scola prepare to take a gondola across the Grand Canal during the Pope's visit to Venice last month (CNS photo)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church