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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 determine with the Catholic Church? Do they believe 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 middle teachings? How do they think problems with religion and morals may be made up our minds: through the hierarchy, the laity, or a few blend of the 2? How are they dealing with the priest scarcity, and what do they suspect the Church should still do to resolve the matter? How do they consider approximately social matters comparable to capital punishment and elevated army spending? In American Catholics, 4 amazing sociologists use nationwide surveys from 1999, 1993, and 1987 to envision those matters. They express that Catholics' ideals and practices are altering. in addition they reveal how adjustments in gender, iteration, and dedication to the Church impact attitudes on all of those concerns. Balanced and transparent, packed with worthwhile tables and charts, and precise in its skill to match effects through the years, American Catholics makes crucial studying for an individual attracted to the way forward for Catholicism within the United States.

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