Future Of Religious Orders In The United States

Future Of Religious Orders In The United States

by David J. Nygren, Miriam D. Ukeritis
     
 

For religious orders to continue as a vital force in the Catholic Church, in the United States, and in the world, they must change in dramatic and significant ways. Fidelity to the mission of the founder and responsiveness to critical and unmet human needs are fundamental to the ongoing mission of religious orders. New forms of poverty and the genuine opportunity

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For religious orders to continue as a vital force in the Catholic Church, in the United States, and in the world, they must change in dramatic and significant ways. Fidelity to the mission of the founder and responsiveness to critical and unmet human needs are fundamental to the ongoing mission of religious orders. New forms of poverty and the genuine opportunity to serve new and emerging groups of those most in need certainly challenge the ability of any single group to respond in today's world. Since the Second Vatican Council, the changes in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States have effected the way members of religious orders live and work more thoroughly than any other single population. According to National Catholic Reporter, this comprehensive three-year study, which was funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., is one of the most significant occurrances within the Catholic Church since that Council was convened almost 30 years ago.

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Psychologists Nygren and Ukeritis (DePaul U., Chicago), both members of religious orders, offer a quantitative study of Catholic religious orders in the US. They document the increasing age and decreasing number of sisters, brothers, and religious priests since the reforms proclaimed by Vatican II in 1962, and identify changes that must be made if the institution is to remain viable. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275946654
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1993
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

DAVID J. NYGREN, CM is an organizational psychologist, now working at DePaul University in Chicago.

MIRIAM D. UKERITIS, CSJ is a clinical psychologist now serving as Director for the Institute of Leadership for Religious Organizations with DePaul University in Chicago. They conducted this research while on faculty at Boston University.

Both researchers are members of religious orders.

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