Top subscribe filter_none issues my account search apps login google-plus facebook instagram twitter pinterest youtube lock

Rebirth for Catholic Brothers and Sisters?

While a quick glance at the American Catholic priesthood shows a population that is white, aging, and shrinking, a new, first-of-its-kind survey of 4000 Catholic brothers and sisters — as well as those in training — hints at something refreshingly different: an increased diversity in ethnicity, age, and life experiences among new members. The “Study of Recent Vocations to Religious Life” by the Center for the Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), a Georgetown University-based research center, found that:Among men and women in training:• 21 percent are Hispanic• 14 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander• 6 percent are African/African American• 43 percent are under age 30• (94 percent of the finally professed are white)Among all new members:•70 percent enter with a bachelor’s degree•90 percent held full-time jobs•7 percent have been married•5 percent have children•73 percent attended Catholic schools at some time•68 percent considered religious life before age 21While most communities still report an aging population and diminishing numbers, some attract new members, and a few are experiencing si …

This entry is tagged with:
ReligionStadisticsCatholic

Enlightening, Empowering, Innovative, Inspiring… Don’t Miss a Word!

Become a subscriber, or find us at your local bookstore, newsstand, or grocer.

Find us on instagram @SpiritHealthMag

Instagram @SpiritHealthMag



2019 Spirituality & Health MEDIA, LLC

Give us your opinion and you could win a $150 Visa Gift Card!



What you want and need from Spirituality & Health magazine means everything to us.

Our goal is for Spirituality & Health magazine to be one of your most valuable spiritual resources—one you find both practical and inspirational. Will you consider taking a few minutes to help us do a better job for you?

Your thoughts and opinions will determine how we move forward in the coming year regarding a project we are working on—we genuinely can’t wait to hear from you. Thank you in advance for your time and advice!