ERIC Number: ED348269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Survey of Priests Ordained Five to Nine Years.
Hemrick, Eugene F.; Hoge, Dean R.
This report presents the findings of a national survey of diocesan and religious priests who were ordained between 1980 and 1984. The questionnaire issued to the respondents asked about three topics of concern to Catholic Church leadership: priestly morale, priestly identity, and priestly roles. The research examined seven key issues, each of which is the subject of a separate chapter: (1) who are the priests? (2) priestly life today; (3) attitudes toward seminary and the transition to priesthood; (4) satisfaction with the priesthood; (5) priestly identity; (6) preferred priestly roles; and (7) the effects of programs. A concluding section of the report contains six commentaries on the survey findings by six experienced churchmen. Appendices present survey and research data, and a 19-item list of references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.