The Impact of Internet Use on the Ministry of the Young and Senior Clergy in India: An Exploratory-Analytical Study
Research undertaken by Fr Thomas MJ, St Pauls Provincialate, Mumbai - 50 ( as part of Phd studies at Don Bosco University, Guwahati.

1. Internet/Online use here refers to ALL ACTIVITIES carried out with the help of Internet on all types of computers and gadgets
2. When answering the questions, consider only the time spent online for NON-ACADEMIC and NON-VOCATIONAL purposes
3. No questions on the type of sites visited by the participants
4. The survey will ensure COMPLETE ANONYMITY of the participants

Research aims at self-awareness and helping Clergy to use the Internet Beneficially and Judiciously
Your Age
Your answer
Your Ministry
1. How often do you find yourself using Internet longer than you intended?
2. How often do you neglect your duty/ministry (postponing and not meeting deadlines, etc.) to spend more time online?
3. How often do you cut short your prayer because you want to be online?
4. How often do you develop new relationships with fellow online users?
5. How often others make remarks about your use of Internet?
6. How often do your relationships with others in the parish or community become weak because of the amount of time you spend online?
7. How often do you check your e-mail, instant messages, etc., before something else that you need to do?
8. How often do you try to deny the use of internet when someone asks about it?
9. How often do you block out disturbing thoughts about your life and ministry with soothing thoughts of the Internet?
10. How often do you find yourself anticipating when you will use Internet again?
11. How often do you fear that without the Internet life would be boring, empty, and joyless?
12. How often do you get annoyed if someone bothers you while you are online?
13. How often your sleep is affected due to late-night Internet use?
14. How often do you find yourself saying "just a few more minutes" when you are using the Internet?
15. How often do you fail to cut down the amount of time you spend online?
16. How often do you try to hide how long you have been using Internet?
17. How often do you choose to spend more time online over socializing with others?
18. How often do you feel depressed, moody or nervous when you are off-line, which goes away once you are back on the Internet?
19. How often do you find yourself checking Internet (e-mail, WhatsApp, etc.,) as you get up in the morning?
20. How often do you find yourself using Internet before you go to bed?
21. How often do you borrow or share a friend’s computer/tab/mobile phone if your computer/Internet fails for three days?
22. How often do you access Internet while you are in a meeting or a conference?
23. How often do you access your Internet (e-mail, instant messages, etc.,) while you are at a meal?
24. How often do you keep checking your e-mail or other messaging sites to find out just in case someone has sent a message to you in the last minute?
25. How often have you changed your plans (e.g. vacation) based on Internet accessibility?
26. How often do you feel that you are developing more online friends than real life friends?
27. How often have you lost sense of time and reached late for mass, meals, appointments, etc., because of being engrossed in the Internet?
28. How often have you felt that your personal health and hygiene have been negatively affected due to Internet use?
29. How often have you accessed Internet while administering sacraments?
30. Do you feel the need to use the Internet with increasing amounts of time in order to achieve satisfaction?
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