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Figures show dramatic jump in Spanish Mass attendance, religious vocations

June 13, 2014

The Catholic faith is enjoying a remarkably vigorous revival in Spain, according to a study by the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS).

Filip Mazurczak reports for First Things that the CIS figures who a sudden 23% jump in the past year in the number of Spanish Catholics attending Mass weekly. The number of seminarians training for the priesthood has risen steady, from 1,227 in 2010-2011 to 1,321 in the latest academic year. Vocations to women’s religious orders have also surged.


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 14, 2014 7:13 AM ET USA

    Then we need to find out why, so we can see if it is due to things we can implement here.