Given the profoundly countercultural nature of Catholicism, it is a miracle there are any Catholics left in the US.
Do I count as a miracle? I went to the Catholic church that I was baptized in 39 years ago last week and signed up for the classes to become a full fledged Catholic. It was a long journey. I went to my first mass last Sunday. I felt that it was time. When I signed up last week at their office they said “Welcome Back” which gave me a wonderful feeling.