What the declining number of nuns in America says about our post-Christian Christianity

While the Vatican’s Synod on the Family has so far garnered most of the attention this week, two smaller stories caught my eye and might perhaps shed light on the larger cultural picture. The first concerns nuns in America. There are fewer of them—far fewer, in fact, if you’re comparing against the 1960s. In 1965 there were over 180,000. Today, according to a report from Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in…