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Sociologist finds ‘methodological mess’ in preparatory Synod document

January 10, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Appraising the preparatory work for the Synod on Synodality, sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas says:

I have grave concerns as a social scientist about the methodological mess that has characterized this synod’s massive, unwieldy data-collection-and-analysis venture...Indeed, synthesizers at every level of the process have wielded considerable power to personalize their own sentiments.

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  • Posted by: dcnmthompson7484 - Jan. 12, 2023 9:25 AM ET USA

    Obviously... there is nothing scientific about the method and less accurate (or even precise) about any results. It is a survey of an incredibly small percentage of people who have already self-selected as those seeking to impose their influence (or the 'image' of the world) upon the Church. If our parish is any representative is, at best a feel good campaign. At worst...well, just follow what is going on. Personally, I think it is a grand self-purging on the heretics.