New Allegations Consistent with Historical Pattern
Whether in Boston in 2002, Pennsylvania in 2018, or McCarrick, the same pattern emerges. Clergy born in the 1930s, ordained in the 1960s accused of abuse during the 1960s to the 1980s. News about allegations is new but incidence of abuse today is rare. Cases in news fit historical pattern. For more analysis:
U.S. Superiors React to Commission
CARA has released results of a new survey of religious superiors, female and male, in the U.S. regarding the sacramental ordination of women as deacons. This survey sought to understand superiors’ awareness of and attitudes about The Study Commission on the Women’s Diaconate (Photo is from meeting where this commission originated in 2016). Click here to read the press release first and the view button below for the full report.
Catholic Worship Site Inventory
CARA was asked by the USCCB to survey all Catholic worship sites in the United States, from cathedrals to parishes to chapels. We are wrapping up data collection soon. The survey asks each site to briefly provide information about the local community with a focus on pastoral care of "people on the move." To go to the survey click "View" below. For a login or password for your site contact Mark Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry Formation Data for 2017-18
CARA collects data on ministry formation programs annually for the Catholic Ministry Formation Directory. This includes information about those currently preparing to become priests, deacons, and lay ecclesial ministers in the Catholic Church in the United States and the programs they are enrolled in. See who the next generation of Church leaders are and where they are studying:
Women and Men Entering Religious Life
What attracts women and men entering religious life to the orders they join? Respondents to a new CARA survey say they were drawn by the institute’s spirituality, mission, community life, prayer life, and the example of its members. Nine in ten said they were at least “somewhat” attracted by those features. Two in three said they were “very much” attracted to those elements of their religious institute. Read more:
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