This Week’s Assignment


Fallacy number one:

Women in the world such as Angela Merkel and Oprah Winfrey inspire millions of women everywhere so that they may do what is best to actively help the world.

This is a non sequitur because I am implying that what Angela Merkel and Oprah Winfrey do has correlation with how the Catholic Church is run. I plan on constructing an entirely new sentence to begin this paragraph.

Fallacy number two:

Women are taking on far more responsibilities within their communities, and these skills of managing these important tasks prove them as an excellent candidate for helping the Roman Catholic Church in their time of need.

This is a false analogy. I’m assuming that because they do well with community responsibilities that they’ll be useful to the church. Again i will probably reconstruct the paragraph so that the fallacy will be removed. Perhaps I will create a new focus within that paragraph so that such a statement is supported by evidence within the church.


There are many graphs on the trend in priesthood that I can put on the poster board, but I would also like to show images of the Catholic Church in general. So I may put statistical and graphical information on the sides and in the middle express the hardship and hope of the church with images and (using my three hundred words) quotes from those who are knowledgeable in the crisis. I also may have a chart of the things Dean Hoge wrote to help change the numbers in the priesthood amongst the images.