April 27, 2012

Gone Are the Heydays of the Nuns

Elizabeth Scalia, Wall Street Journal

What has happened to Catholic religious life—especially among women—since its heyday five decades ago?

In 1956, membership in Catholic religious orders was soaring to historic heights. The sheer number of young women who felt called to the mission of the American church led to the creation, at the Vatican's behest, of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group answerable to Rome.

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