CARA Special Report:

CARA has completed a longitudinal study of women religious in the United States drawing on data reported by the religious institutes of women listed in the Official Catholic Directory (OCD).

Role of the family in nurturing vocations

The study consists of three parts: A survey of recently professed religious and recently ordained priests as well as those currently in formation.  A survey of family members of religious and clergy. 

Growing Numbers of Americans Raised Catholic

Although a stable quarter of U.S. adults have been Catholic since the end of World War II (see the most recent data), a growing number of Americans report that they were raised Catholic.

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