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By William V. D'Antonio,James D. Davidson,Dean R. Hoge,Katherine Meyer,Bishop William B. Friend

How a lot do American Catholics nonetheless establish with the Catholic Church? Do they accept as true with the Church's teachings, and the way usually do they perform its sacraments? What do they suspect it takes to be a very good Catholic? What do they give thought to to be the Church's center teachings? How do they suspect problems with religion and morals might be determined: through the hierarchy, the laity, or a few blend of the 2? How are they dealing with the priest scarcity, and what do they think the Church may still do to resolve the matter? How do they believe approximately social matters equivalent to capital punishment and elevated army spending? In American Catholics, 4 distinctive sociologists use nationwide surveys from 1999, 1993, and 1987 to envision those concerns. They convey that Catholics' ideals and practices are altering. additionally they display how modifications in gender, new release, and dedication to the Church effect attitudes on all of those matters. Balanced and transparent, full of important tables and charts, and specified in its skill to check effects over the years, American Catholics makes crucial interpreting for an individual attracted to the way forward for Catholicism within the United States.

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