“Bishops are more important for the mass media and for those not of their denomination than they are for members of the denomination. The membership sees the parish clergyman on Sunday, and hence the bishop is not all that important a symbol to them. But the nonmembers and the media professionals don’t have a parish clergyman of that denomination, and so the bishops is ‘theirs’ in a sense that he is not to his own flock.” —Catholic sociologist, theologian, newspaper columnist, and novelist Fr. Andrew M. Greeley (1928-2013), "Church Leaders as Media Symbols," in A Piece of My Mind…on Just About Everything (1983)
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