I thought it was better to be Catholic with a Jewish mother, than to be a little of each.” The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University recently studied Catholics and marriage.

In interviews with 1,000 Catholics of various ages, the group found that 72 percent of married Catholics have a Catholic spouse.

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“The study said nothing about ages or even most recent marriages, such as fewer than 10 years,” she says.

“If you look at younger people, I do think you would get a different stat concerning Jews marrying Catholics.

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So while the actual God may be different, the role of that God may provide a similar structure for both Jews and Catholics, says Crohn.

“I would be interested how to see how many Jews who intermarry with Catholics attend synagogue,” says Crohn.

Rabbi Blecher says that most of the couples he sees are deciding to elect a Jewish identity or a hybrid identity.

“When couples decide on a specific religion, it is more often that of the Jewish partner,” says Rabbi Blecher.

Only 23% of intermarried Jews are married to Protestants.