Archive for January 18th, 2018
Proud to be Catholic? A groundbreaking America survey asks women about their lives in the Church / America: The Jesuit Review
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Voice of the Faithful, Women in Catholic Church on January 18, 2018
“It is the most comprehensive survey of American Catholic women ever conducted.” (America: The Jesuit Review)
Catholic women may be part of a Democratic voting wave in 2018. They are ready to welcome women deacons. Many feel their parishes are inclusive of women and welcome divorced and remarried Catholics and non-heterosexual Catholics. But they think the church could do more to welcome unmarried parents, single mothers and people who have lost their spouses. And while Catholic women who are Republicans and Democrats differ slightly on whether or not “protecting life” or “helping the poor” is most important, on most other markers of Catholic identity their differences are statistically insignificant.
These are just a handful of the findings of the America Survey, commissioned by America Media and conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University in partnership with GfK, a survey firm. It is the most comprehensive survey of American Catholic women ever conducted. The following is an excerpt from the executive summary. The full summary is available online at cara.georgetown.edu.
By Mark Gray and Mary Gautier, America: The Jesuit Review — Read more …