Religion: More Catholics

More Catholics The Roman Catholic Church added 263,141 members in the U.S. last yeara gain of 1.15%, slightly less than the estimated 1.5% growth in the total population. The new total: 22,556,242. Among the alltime highs listed in the 1942 Official Catholic Directory, published last week: 82,087 converts. 36,580 priests, 18,985 churches, 2,583,831 pupils in Catholic schools and colleges (9.9% of total U.S. elementary-school attendance, 5.7% of the high-school and college attendance).


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