NEWS FEATURE: Celibacy contributes to shrinking numbers of nuns

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c. 1998 Religion News Service JERSEY CITY, N.J. _ The older nuns at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, which stands like an ancient fortress on a tough street here, remember the 1940s, when 1,200 Irish children packed the classrooms of the adjacent elementary school. In those days, every teacher was a nun in black habit. […]

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