Catholic Culture Podcasts
Catholic Culture Podcasts
Catholic World News

Young American priests steadily more conservative

December 19, 2022

» Continue to this story on Wall Street Journal

CWN Editor's Note: Young Catholic priests in the US hold theological and political views considerably more conservative than older priests, according to a survey by the Austin Institute.

The study shows a steady trend toward more conservative priests, with the youngest group showing the strongest support for traditional Church teachings—and the least support for Pope Francis.

Lay Catholics, however, are accepting more liberal views, the Austin Institute found. And while younger priests are more conservative, younger Catholics are the most liberal in their outlook.

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.