Sunday, September 17, 2006

Priests - Next Generation

In a study "Experiences of Priests Ordained Five to Nine Years," written by sociologist Dean R. Hoge of The Catholic University of America's Life Cycle Institute and published in September by the seminary department of the National Catholic Educational Association:

In 1990, 18 percent of those surveyed said Father Rahner's writings were among those that had the most influence on their priesthood. Pope John Paul came in seventh, cited by just over 3 percent of those surveyed.In 2005, 21 percent of those surveyed listed Pope John Paul as one of the most influential writers in their lives as priests and only 4 percent listed Father Rahner.

This is great news! GO JPII! YEA GOD!
In the 2005 study, the two Internet sites ranked most useful for ministry were the official Web sites of the Vatican and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops -- and Ranked third was, the
Web site of the Eternal Word Television Network.

And darn it I missed their conference this week--why would someone from VOTF present?
Alot of interesting stats.

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