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Posted September 22, 2006

What are Catholics willing to accept in their parishes?

Taken from a study conducted by Dr. Dean Hoge
Life Cycle Institute, The Catholic University of America

Percentage saying “Somewhat or Very Acceptable”

92% Sharing a priest with one or more other parishes
89% Bringing in a priest from another country to lead the parish
88% Merging two or more nearby parishes into one parish
60% Having a Communion service instead of a Mass some of the time
54% Not having a resident priest in the parish, but only a lay parish administrator and visiting priests
40% Reducing the number of Masses to fewer than once a week
37% Not having a priest available for visiting the sick
30% Closing the parish
20% Not having a priest available for administrating last rites for the dying