I was thinking about a recent comment made on another thread that Charleston, South Carolina is “more catholic” in comparison to metro Atlanta. And understood it to mean that Protestants [Anglican/ Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, etc.] are “more catholic” * in Charleston than in perhaps other areas of the nation. Maybe there’s a higher percentage of Roman Catholics in Charleston than Atlanta and how that may influence other Christian denominations.
In the Northeast [New York, Boston, Philly] there are large numbers of Roman Catholics; and the Episcopal and Lutheran parishes tend to also be Anglo & Evangelical-Catholic [strong emphasis on catholic ritual/ worship, church interiors look similar to Roman Catholic parishes, refer to the Holy Communion as the “Mass” etc.].
Is there a correlation between heavily Roman Catholic populations and how some Protestants appear more catholic-like? Would the same effect occur where, for example Baptists are strong [Texas]? Would Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian churches be “more Protestant” in worship in areas that are dominated by Baptists?
Hope I am making sense. Any thoughts?*