Are younger Catholic priests growing more conservative?
A question posed by both our own data and that of the Austin Institute was addressed in this piece at OSV. A snippet of the interview with Executive Director, Stephen… Read More
Human Formation & the Crisis of Trust
In 1990, 238 synod fathers met in Rome for the 8th Ordinary General Synod on “The Formation of Priests in Circumstances of the Present Day.” They presented Pope John Paul… Read More
An up-close look at the state of our priests
For Our Sunday Visitor this month, Catholic University’s Stephen White wrote a summary and reflections on the clergy abuse crisis, the Church’s response, and how it has affected priests. “Of… Read More
Baby Step: Phone Calls
Today I continue the series I promised last time: baby steps toward increased trust between bishops and priests. Today’s step is phone calls—both from the bishop to priests and priests’… Read More
Baby Steps: What’s in a Name?
I have been slowly reading through the first write-in section of our national survey of Catholic priests. We asked priests, “In your opinion, what is one step that should be… Read More
Many U.S. Catholics Question Their Membership Amid Scandal (Gallup)
Jeffrey M. Jones- As the Catholic church responds to more allegations of sexual abuse of young people by priests, an increasing percentage of Catholics are re-examining their commitment to the… Read More