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Young Fogeys: Young reactionaries, aging radicals-U.S. Church's unusual clerical divide
The Atlantic Monthly ^ | January/February 2004 | Andrew Greeley

Posted on 01/15/2004 10:24:30 AM PST by Polycarp IV

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To: american colleen
Read Greeley's survey. The sexual abuse crisis is not a major issue to only 2% of the priests in the United States.

Direct your profanity to him, not me.

51 posted on 01/16/2004 6:32:30 AM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: american colleen
Astonishingly, only forty-seven priests thought the sex-abuse scandals worth mentioning

Out of 1854 priests, that's actually 2.5% of American priests who actually think the abuse crisis is a major issue.

52 posted on 01/16/2004 6:35:17 AM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: Alberta's Child
... belched into oblivion .... bump!
53 posted on 01/16/2004 6:38:17 AM PST by Petronski (I'm *NOT* always *CRANKY.*)
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To: sinkspur
That is crap. The survey didn't ask any questions about the scandal- never mentioned it in fact - it asked what the major problems facing the Church's laity are.

The major problems facing the laity are the same problems we've had for years... Mass attendance has not fallen off in the last two years which one could attribute to the scandals.

You and Fr. Greeley are inserting something into a questionaire that wasn't even touched on in the questionaire and then extrapolating from your insertion exactly what you want to assume. For the record, the laity is more concerned with (in the context of the scandals) the behaviour of the bishops - just ask Voice of the Faithful people.

I have not met ONE priest who wasn't sick over this whole thing - not ONE. The liberal ones, the progressive ones and the orthdox ones, all of them.

54 posted on 01/16/2004 6:53:54 AM PST by american colleen
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To: american colleen
You and Fr. Greeley are inserting something into a questionaire that wasn't even touched on in the questionaire and then extrapolating from your insertion exactly what you want to assume.

Read the article again. You're missing it.

55 posted on 01/16/2004 6:55:46 AM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: sinkspur
There is an old saw in the social sciences that says the plural of anecdote is data.
56 posted on 01/17/2004 7:10:49 AM PST by TradicalRC (While the wicked stand confounded, Call me, with thy saints surrounded. -The Boondock Saints)
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To: TIPPERARY
My husband gives my 3rd grade son (homeschooled) new flashcards to memorize from the Baltimore Catechism every week. He tells us he wants to save those flashcards to use with HIS kids someday.
57 posted on 01/17/2004 7:33:30 AM PST by mom3boys
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