Full Pews and Empty Altars: Demographics of the Priest Shortage in United States Catholic Dioceses (Social Demography)

By: RICHARD A. SCHOENHERR, LAWRENCE A. YOUNG, TSAN-YUANG CHENG

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The Roman Catholic Church faces a huge loss of diocesan priests in the United States. Constructing a census-registry of 36,000 priests from 1966 to 1984, and using life-table techniques, the authors foretell a dramatic future loss of priests, while predicting a rise in the churchgoing population.

Title:: Full Pews and Empty Altars: Demographics of the Priest Shortage in United States Catholic Dioceses (Social Demography)

Author:: RICHARD A. SCHOENHERR, LAWRENCE A. YOUNG, TSAN-YUANG CHENG

Categories: Catholic Studies,

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press: 1993-10-01

ISBN Number:: 0299136949

ISBN Number: 13: 9780299136949

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070607114297