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The recent appointee to the chair of Catholicism at Harvard University, Father Fichter, here has contributed an important study of a basic relationship in the Catholic Church -- that of the priests (pastors of souls) and their people. An Acknowledged and respected empirical sociologist, the author again draws from thorough research some surprising -- but clearly documented -- conclusions. Distinctions on attitudes and practices are made between the educated and the non-educated. The conclusions he draws are qualified and guraded. The difference in views between the classes is startling and revealing. Bishops will find this unique study a source for planning the needs of the renewing Church. But essentially it is a self-examination for the laity and priests. It is a splendid example of the values to be obtained from completely honest and forthright reporting of situations in the Church.

Pub Date: Feb. 24th, 1965
Publisher: Sheed & Ward