As nuns face off against traffickers, priests asked to join the fight

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Leaving their habits behind and disguised along with police in regular clothes, a small group of three or four nuns raid brothels in Kolkata, India, at night, snatching young women and girls as young as 12 from the clutches of their captors. In four years, “we have put 30 traffickers in…

Report takes deeper look at statistics about women’s religious orders

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A longtime trend of declining numbers of women in religious orders is unpacked a bit in a new study by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. In the report released Oct. 13, the social science researchers of CARA observed that the demographical story of women religious in the United…