Phase III of the National Study on the Permanent Diaconate: A Survey of Catholic Deacons' Supervisors, 1995

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Permanent Diaconate in the U.S. Catholic Church and help to determine its future direction. The National Study on the Permanent Diaconate consisted of a four-phase, two-year study. The study of Catholic Deacons' Supervisors was Phase III.

Data File
Cases: 531
Variables: 89
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: 1994-1995
Funded By
The National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States of America
Collection Procedures
A self-administered mail survey
Sampling Procedures
Out of 5,369 deacon questionnaires, 1,719 names and addresses of supervisors were picked out of these, 533 questionnaires or 31pecent were returned and processed.
Principal Investigators
Bishop Dale J. Melczek, Reverend Eugene Hemrick, Dr. James R. Kelly, Deacon Samuel M. Taub
Related Publications
A National Study on the Permanent Diaconate of the Catholic Church in the United States, 1994-1995.