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By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 28, 2009

On a quiet winter day, with no pressing work to do, a friend visited the site of the US bishops’ conference, and did a Google search restricted to English-language results on that site.

He tried “transubstantiation” and the search returned 26 hits. Interesting. He continued:

  • “St. Joseph”- 69 hits
  • “Virgin Mary”- 433 hits

then, shifting focus a bit:

  • “appropriations”- 592
  • “welfare”- 1,740
  • “environment”- 2,620

The winner, in this highly unscientific survey:

  • “health care” with a whopping 2,840 hits.

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Jan. 08, 2010 2:55 PM ET USA

    The USCCB should be shut down. They have long been the top cover for the "consistent ethic of life" obfuscators to enact the Democrat Party platform and minimize the abortion issues.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Dec. 31, 2009 6:45 PM ET USA

    "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Mt 6.21

  • Posted by: Miss Cathy - Dec. 29, 2009 4:46 AM ET USA

    Social justice - 1168 hits. God's justice - 60 hits. ....hmmmmmm.

  • Posted by: MAG - Dec. 28, 2009 10:49 PM ET USA

    Goes to show why the USCCB site is largely irrelevant for those seeking to deepen their faith and grow in grace...

  • Posted by: unum - Dec. 28, 2009 9:59 PM ET USA

    Shutting down USCCB would have a positive effect on national morality. The faithful don't pay any attention to the Conference, and the liberal members of Congress (largely) would have no one to give them political cover as they advocate legislation at variance with the teaching of the Church.

  • Posted by: thecrossreference8142 - Dec. 28, 2009 9:37 PM ET USA

    How many times is the USCCB web site expected to mention "transubstantiation"? And, so that we have something to measure against in this highly unscientific survey, here are results from Catholic Culture's search engine: "transubstantiation" 124, "virgin mary" 2013, "st joseph" 610, "appropriations" 65, "welfare" 1180, "environment" 1242, "health care" 1225.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Dec. 28, 2009 4:26 PM ET USA

    Valuable information, Di. Once again, a lot of us are thinking: it's time to shut the USCCB down, lay off the entire staff, and start anew with nobody but bishops and maybe one secretary on the payroll. And they better select the bishops carefully. Wilton Gregory, for one, would be ineligible.

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