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"Pursuing science can aid mental health which consists in the use of reason or the use of judgment."
-Fr. Chad Ripperger
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Research: Demographics
The use of demographics can be of service to a modern culture, which has lost sight of the religious and moral principles that guide family life. Research proves that the teachings of the Catholic Church are sound and healthy. If we consider the various principles and guidance offered by the Church's teachings we can find demographic evidence that conformity with those teachings increases the health of the individual and the family.

Though activity of grace and conversion can never be reduced to a demographic chart, we can utilize the sciences where possible in order to help instill at least a pragmatic confidence in the wisdom of the Church until faith takes form.

Six research studies have shown that religious practice does in fact have an impact on people's decisions and lives: