[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

The results of deputy elections for 2006 thus far

[As sent to the bishops-deputies discussion list -- see 

It is interesting to look at the information we already have about 
deputations for 2006.

At http://rci.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/deputations2006.html I report the 
results of deputy elections in 71 (64%) of the dioceses. (I am missing 
the results for only one -- Honduras.)  The next elections will not 
occur until January. The index at this site shows when the remaining 
elections are scheduled.

                   Dioceses Reported: 71 (64.0%)

                                      2006    2003    2000   1997

New deputies:                         40.6%    42.3%  43.9%     39%

Female deputies:                      43.5%   38.8%   38.8%    36%

% of clergy w/ are female             33.4%    26%    24.2%    20%

% of females w/ are clergy            38.4%   33.5%  31.2%    27%

Deputies of Ethnicity:                11.4%   14.0%  12.1%     9%

Deputies Under 30:                     3.8%    2.3%    n/a    n/a

Out Lesbian and Gay Deputies:          2.1%    1.9%    n/a    n/a

Deputies with email:                  86.2%   93.3%   77.4%  19%

Average Age at GC                     56.0     55.3     52.6  53.86

If you have difficulty seeing the columns above, visit 
http://rci.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/deputations2006.html#stats where you can 
always find the most recent updates of these tallies, together with 
lists of all the deputations known to date.

Please check the tallies of your own diocese regarding several of 
these categories and alert me to any errors.

If you are not get listed in the GC Prayer Calendar at 
http://rci.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/praygc.html, please let me know your 
birth date so that I can add you and can include your data in the 
overall calculations.

Note well the increase in the female percent of the House.

Do the results in any way comment on the more controversial decisions 
at GC 2003?

I list all 2003 deputies not returning in the dioceses that have 
already elected, at 
http://rci.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/notreturning2006.html Of those, I do not 
know who chose not to run again, who ran again and were defeated, or 
who have died.

I do not know of any diocese that has elected a new slate that 
explicitly contrasts with the slate elected for 2003, but my sources 
for such information are random and not statistically reliable. 
Please let me know of any known to you.

I have not learned of a single bishop or deputy from 2003 who says she 
or he would change her or his vote on consents if we had an 
opportunity to do that vote over again (we won't have that 
opportunity).  Does anyone here regret her or his vote on consents? 
on blessings?

We will not get a definitive answer for the whole House. That 
information is sensitive, and many may choose not to share it.

You can review the votes on consents and on blessings at 
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/2003_c045.html -- including maps 
that show where the votes were geographically.

I know of no diocese where the election of new deputies would appear 
to reverse the position on sexuality issues taken by the same diocese 
in 2003. For example, the vote by orders in Pittsburgh and in Western 
Louisiana, (neither of which re-elected their best-known clergy 
deputy, each a cathedral dean) will not change:  in 2003 all three 
orders in both those dioceses voted not to consent.  Those two appear 
to have gone farther in the same direction.

Next summer, when all deputies have been elected, I will prepare an 
extensive profile of the House.  You can see my profiles of deputies 
for 2003 at http://rci.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/mainms2003.html and my 
profile of bishops for 2003 at 
http://rci.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/bpsprof2003.html.  My ongoing reports on 
bishops are at http://www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/bishops/

Even before all elections are complete, I expect to publish lists of 
the female deputes, deputies of color, deputies under thirty, deputies 
out as lesbian or gay, deputies who have degrees in law, deputies who 
have degrees in medicine.....

Call on me if I can help you connect in any way.

Have a blessed Advent!

Lutibelle/Louie, Newark 94, 97, 00, 03.  Member of Executive Council

Please sign my guestbook and view it.

My site has been accessed times since February 14, 1996.

Statistics courtesy of WebCounter.