Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Study: A Priest's Political Views Influence His Parishioners

Brian Saint-Paul writes at InsideCatholic:
In an upcoming book entitled, Politics in the Parish: The Political Influence of Catholic Priests, Gregory Smith argues that the political views of a parish priest influence those of the parishioners.

And he says a new study proves it.

My Comments:
Like Brian, my initial reaction to the headline was that parishioners were choosing to attend parishes where what they hear from the pulpit merely matches their own biases. But, apparently, there's more to it than that.

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