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There Are More Catholics In The World, But Fewer Priests

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion

(RNS) A new report mapping the Catholic Church’s more than 1.2 billion souls — on track to reach 1.64 billion by 2050 — holds some surprises. ...

U.S. Nuns On The Decline As Fewer Women Take Up Religious Orders

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A new report shows that Catholic sisters in the U.S. face a more serious challenge to their existence than the Vatican-led investigation of the ...

Changing Face of Religious Life

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Today, more than a fifth of the people in formation in the United States are Hispanic; one in eight, Asian American; and one in 15, African American.

Jaweed Kaleem

Catholic Priests Reject Changes To Mass

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion

It's been more than two years since Catholics across the U.S. switched to a new Roman Missal, the prayers and instructions that make up the ritual "ca...

Catholic Schools Give America More Than Chump Change

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The Economist ought to be embarrassed. A little fact-checking would have gone a long way. When it comes to who is helping whom, the church's contribution to America is worth $23 billion annually. Not exactly chump change.

Jaweed Kaleem

Most Catholics Don't Know About Changes To Mass, Survey Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion

In many ways, Nicky Gautier is a model Roman Catholic. The Charlottesville, Va., resident attends Mass every Sunday, has enrolled her daughter in Cath...