Or why we need a new evangelization. A recent Pew Forum study revealed/confirmed that Catholics know less about religion, including their own, than other religious demographics in the US. I’ve heard some people argue that the methodology is skewed. But I have to say that the study confirms my experience. The solution? Better catechesis on all levels, including individual responsibility for learning our faith. After all, the study also indicated that Catholics read less about faith/religion than any other group and religious private schools had no effect on the outcome of the survey when compared with nonreligious private schools. We’ve got work to do. Here’s my take on it. (The column includes a link to the study.)