At a recent hearing on an anti-vaccine bill in the Ohio House, a priest in the course of his testimony denied the legitimacy of Pope Francis, attracting fresh attention to that and other rifts among Catholics, who represent nearly one in four Americans.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we take a look at American Catholicism and how it measures up to the rest of the world and how it is faring.
Father Gabriel Lavery, Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI)
Dr. Leo Madden, department head of the Theology Department at Ohio Dominican University
Michael Sean Winters, blogger/columnist for the National Catholic Reporter