Religion: Onward Roman Catholics

Factually fat was the 1,470-page Official Catholic Directory for 1930, published last week. Among its most significant facts:

There are 20,203,702 Roman Catholics in the U. S., including Hawaii and Alaska. This indicates that last year the Church acquired, by conversion or birth, 90,944 new members (of whom 38,232 were converts).

U. S. Catholicism has four Cardinals, twelve Archbishops, 102 Bishops, 26,925 priests, 12,413 parishes, 5,753 mission churches, 135 theological seminaries (with 16,300 students). There are 7,225 free parochial schools (with 2,248,571 students), 329 orphanages (with 51,523 orphans), 624 hospitals (100,000 patients daily), 142 homes for the aged. New parishes established in...

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