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Some millennials are embracing life as nuns

Photo of nuns playing with a dog by Toni Greaves for the New York Times

The NY Times Style section reports on an order of Dominican nuns which is attracting millennials during an era in which fewer women are choosing cloistered religious life.

The Dominican Nuns of Summit, a cloistered convent which is raising funds to expand their facilities to accommodate their growth, has gained 15 aspirants in the last decade. The Times shows their playful side in a series of light-hearted photos and […]

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What impact has Pope Francis had on American Catholics?

The Public Religion Research Institute has posted analysis of data on Catholics from their new study, The Pope Francis Effect, using data they collected from the American Values Atlas, a tool they launched in 2014 to provide current data on people of faith in America.

They note that Catholicism has held steady in popularity for four decades, although the ethnic and and racial composition has changed radically; 22% of Americans are Catholic, and the ratio of white to Hispanic is 2 to […]

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