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Keeping the Faith

Only 41 percent of U.S. Hispanics are practicing Catholics—one of the surprising results in our exclusive poll on faith and religion.

Tucked in a pink pouch smaller than a prayer card were a medallita of the Virgen de Guadalupe, reliquias, and a tiny vial of holy water from Medjugorje, Bosnia, all sent by long-distance relatives. The little bag held faith, and though I'm a lapsed Catholic, it helped me face breast cancer surgery that morning in 2002. … Back to Article

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