William D'Antonio , senior fellow, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, and associate researcher, sociology, was quoted in a Sept. 11 Associated Press article about acceptance of gays and lesbians in U.S. religious congregations.

From: Associated Press Date: Sept. 11, 2014 Author: Travis Loller

... The survey was taken "before Francis got into the papacy, and I believe he would have made a difference," said William D'Antonio, a senior fellow at Catholic University of America's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies. "Francis has lowered the focus on sexual matters and increased the concern for the poor and needy."

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