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  • Shepherds and sheep: Parish reconfiguration, authority, and activism in a Catholic diocese.
    Loveland, Matthew T., and Margaret Ksander (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 443-465.

    Based on interviews & a web-based survey focusing on 2009 contention over merging parishes in the Syracuse, New York, diocese, followed by a case study of a parish. The latter was marked by lay activism as a result of the conflict involved in the previous closing & merging of parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; United States, New York, Syracuse; Social movement; Parish; Laity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; Lay movements
  • The "sectarian" church. Catholicism in Italy since John Paul II.
    Marzano, Marco (2013)
    Social Compass 60:3: 302-314.

    Records a decline of Italian Catholicism as it has been institutionalized, & the rise of lay Catholic movements, which have a individualistic character.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Catholic, Italy; Individualism; Italy; Lay movements
  • Building Strong Church Communities. a Sociological Overview.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2012)
    Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press.

    Calls attention to the communal ideals of the Catholic Chuch & assesses the state of various community types within it. Employs parish survey data & data from orders & congregations, collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Internet; Orders/congregations; Parish; Lay movements; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Latino/a Catholic leaders in the United States.
    Gray, Mark M., and Mary L. Gautier (2006)
    In Edwin I. Hernández, Milgros Peña, Kenneth G. Davis, and Elizabeth Station (eds). Emerging Voice, Urgent Choices. Essays on Latino/a Religious Leadership. Leiden: Brill, pp. 65-89.

    Reports data from various CARA research projects.

    Associated Search Terms: Lay minister; Latino Americans; Deacon; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation
  • Lay Parish Ministers: A Study of Emerging Leadership.
    DeLambo, David (2005)
    New York: National Pastoral Life Center.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Lay minister
  • Lay Ministers and Their Spiritual Practices.
    Davidson, James D., Thomas P. Walters, Bede Cisco, Katherine Meyer, and Charles E. Zech (2003)
    Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from lay ministers in 5 Indiana & Kentucky Catholic dioceses; examines backgrounds, prayer practices, & views about spirituality.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Lay minister; Prayer
  • Lay Ministers and Their Spiritual Practices.
    Davidson, James D., Thomas P. Walters, Bede Cisco, Katherine Meyer, and Charles E. Zech (2003)
    Hutnington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Lay minister
  • Parishes and Parish Ministers.
    Murnion, Philip (1999)
    New York: National Pastoral Life Center.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Lay minister
  • Parishes and Parish Ministers: A Study of Parish Lay Ministry.
    Murnion, Philip, and David DeLambo (1999)
    New York: National Pastoral Life Center.

    Associated Search Terms: Lay minister; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Job Satisfaction among Lay, Clergy and Religious Order Workers for the Catholic Church: A Preliminary Investigation.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1993)
    Review of Religious Research 35:1: 19-33.

    Analyzes 1989-90 questionnaire data from Catholic priests, sisters, & laity who work for the Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; Job satisfaction; Sisters; Lay church employees
  • The Future of Catholic Leadership. Responses to the Priest Shortage.
    Hoge, Dean R. (1987)
    Kansas City: Sheed & Ward.

    Analyzes 1985 questionnaire data from Catholic college students, adult Catholics, & priests in the United States.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States, Maryland, Baltimore; United States, Ohio, Cincinnati; Clergy role; Students, undergraduate; Vocation; Deacon; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Oregon, Portland; United States, Oregon; Lay minister
  • A Post-Vatican II Phenomenon: Lay Ministers. A Critical Three-Dimensional Study.
    Fox, Zenobia Valeria (1986)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Fordham University. [DA 47:4 A, p. 1363]

    Focuses on the relationship between lay ministers' backgrounds & attitudes toward collegiality.

    Associated Search Terms: Pastor; Organization; Catholic; Lay minister
  • L'autorité dans le catholicisme contemporain. Vers une Église post-tridentine.
    Hégy, Pierre (1975)
    Paris: Éditions Beauchesne. [Augmented edition, Paris: Éditions Golias, 2006, with the title, Vatican II. L'espoir décu. L'autorité dans l'Eglise catholique.]

    A change in substructural theory of sign, from representing to pointing toward God, occurred in Catholic theology with Vatican II but not in Catholic hierarchical practice. The 2006 edition includes interview data from lay ministers in the New York City.

    Associated Search Terms: Lay minister; United States, New York, New York; Theology; Change; Catholic
  • Attitudes among Local Baptist Church Leaders in Washington State.
    Brown, Robert Lane (1963)
    Sociology and Social Research 47:3: 322-330.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from American Baptist clergy & lay officers in Washington State; clergy were generally more liberal than were lay officers.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States, Washington; American Baptist; Lay
  • The Rise and Development of Lay Leadership in the Latter-day Saint Movement.
    Lloyd, Wesley Parkinson (1939)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Leadership; Lay
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