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Typical new priest: 31-year-old cradle Catholic who comes from large family, prays Rosary

Catholic World News - May 21, 2012

The typical member of the ordination class of 2012 is a 31-year-old cradle Catholic who prayed the Rosary and took part in Eucharistic adoration before entering seminary, according to a survey of 304 of the 487 men slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the United States this year. The survey was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

Among the survey’s findings:

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