"the total number of nuns, also called religious sisters, in the United
States has fallen from roughly 180,000 in 1965 to about 50,000 in 2014." Part of the loss of numbers is due to the long-standing tradition of
nuns only being allowed to enter teaching or nursing roles in the workforce. And
part is also due to women being denied access to the priesthood. But a more
secular factor may be due to the end of the Great Depression and the loss of
large families because they no longer were looking to the Church to provide a
stable environment when they could actually enter the workforce and provide for
their own welfare.
Sounds like an internal matter. I'll leave it to the Catholic Church to
handle their own internal matters.
Curious if this will change under the leadership of Francis, a man who seems
more concerned with putting into practice the Sermon on the Mount than in
enforcing a doctrinaire and dare I say right-wing Catholic theology of his
predecessor, Herr Ratzinger.
"fallen ... to 50,000 in 2014."How do you solve a problem