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.