Sociologist finds ‘methodological mess’ in preparatory Synod document
January 10, 2023
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.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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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 example...it 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.