Research Studies

"Engaged by the Word"

The Catholic Preaching Institute is conducting research throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to study the faithful’s experience of being “Engaged by the Word.”

  • In collaboration with the Catholic Leadership Institute, a pre-survey will be available online for all parishioners to evaluate the quality of preaching heard in the parishes. 
  • The same survey will be repeated at the end of the five-year project to measure growth in compelling preaching.

The Institute will also assess the progress of its work through occasional online surveys targeted to clergy and lay faithful participating in the various programs.

Follow the link below to participate in the survey of parishioners.  Check back for survey results!

We need your feedback!  All Catholics in the archdiocese are invited to share their views on the current state of preaching in the parishes.

The survey closes March 22.  

Collected feedback from our surveys will help drive CPI’s programs … and will enable CPI to contribute to nationwide scholarship on preaching.

Survey results are expected in April/May 2024.   



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