Monday, August 22, 2011

Nuns a Literally Dying Breed

Very few of know any Nuns who are young. I must admit, that I haven't even been aware of any campaigns in the last 10-20 years aimed at encouraging young women in America to become Nuns. One area where this is having an impact is Catholic hospitals. Today, very few hospitals have Nuns as administrators, where as 20-30 years ago, the majority of these positions were filled by Nuns. This has caused a more profit centric view of the healthcare at these hospitals, instead of a view based on mission. It will be interesting to see how religions role in our health system evolves in the next 20-30 years.

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