Monday, March 17, 2008

Upcoming Book Links Parishioners' Politics With Their Priests' Views

By Patricia Zapor
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A small study to be reported in an upcoming book on the political influence of parish priests found huge differences in the types of political messages being emphasized from one parish to another, which may come as no surprise to anyone.

But whichever subjects their priests address, said author Gregory Smith, a fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, people clearly are being influenced in their political thinking by what they hear from the pulpit and read in their parish bulletins...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is it really the priest's views or do we stay in our parish's because our views match that of our priests? If we don't like our priests, people generally will gravitate toward another parish--if your more liberal you would want to find a more liberal parish. My priest has conservative orthodox views--same as me--but if we had a liberal priest I would probably find another parish.