VT Edition: The Catholic Church In Vermont

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Being Catholic in Vermont has changed a lot since the first Mass was celebrated by Jesuit missionaries on the remote Isle La Motte in 1666. Recent headlines reveal a church rocked with scandal and economic instability. Yet, in the face of decreasing religious affiliations across the US, approximately 25% of Vermonters still identify as Catholic.

VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with historian Howard Coffin and Vice Bolduc, professor of Sociology at St. Michael’s COllege about how the role of the church in Vermont has  changed over the centuries and what it means to be a catholic here today.

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