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Catholic Bishops in the United StatesChurch Leadership in the Third Millennium$
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Stephen J. Fichter, Thomas P. Gaunt, Catherine Hoegeman, and Paul M. Perl

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190920289

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190920289.001.0001

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A Day in the Life of a Bishop

A Day in the Life of a Bishop

(p.33) 2 A Day in the Life of a Bishop
Catholic Bishops in the United States

Stephen J. Fichter

Thomas P. Gaunt

Catherine Hoegeman

Paul M. Perl

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the normal daily routines that bishops follow and compares their averages (in terms of hours spent sleeping and working) to those of other American males in their same age category. Analysis is also made of the amount of time that they spend praying and exercising each day. Some interesting results come to the fore such as the fact that bishops sleep two hours less per day and work two hours more per day than men their own age. We also delve into their preferences for both secular and Church news sources, noting (not surprisingly) that the more traditional bishops choose conservative outlets and the more progressive ones choose liberal sources.

Keywords:   Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor data, adult male sleep patterns, daily prayer routines, news consumption

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