Posted September 12, 2005
Statistics taken from the book, American Catholics: Gender, Generation, and Commitment by Willliam D'Antonio, James Davidson, Dean Hoge and Katherine Meyer. Alta Mira Press, New York
How Willing Are Catholics to Accept Changes in Parish Administration and Pastoral Services?
Percent saying they would accept changes
If these same questions were asked in 2005, parishes must ask whether there would be more or less acceptance.
It might be good for parishes to randomly raise these questions with parishioners.
|No resident priest: only lay
Administrator and visiting priest
|Communion service led regularly
or occasionally by a layperson
|Fewer than one Mass a week
|No priest to visit the sick
|No priest for last rites