February 2, 2018

A National Conversation on Religion and Disaffiliation in America

The following post by Fr. Carl Chudy, SX, Interfaith Outreach media director for Xaverian Missionaries USA, first appeared on the website Catholic Global Mission, January 14, 2018. Reprinted here with permission of the author. By Fr. Carl Chudy, SX Some […]
January 26, 2018

Young Adults Are Leaving Catholic Church: Study Explores Why

A two-year national study explores why young adults are leaving the Catholic Church. Saint Mary’s Press released results of the study, Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics, at a national symposium near Baltimore Jan. 16–18, 2018. The […]
January 22, 2018

Deep Listening

I am struck by the wonderment of Dr. Elizabeth Drescher at Santa Clara University, who has spent time listening deeply to the stories of young adults who are unaffiliated from religious institutions, and who challenges the church to think about […]
January 12, 2018

Report Examining Disaffiliation in Young Catholics Released

BALTIMORE (January 17, 2018) – Saint Mary’s Press Catholic Research Group and The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University (CARA) have unveiled the results of an unprecedented two-year national study on why young people are leaving […]
January 5, 2018

Church Called to Listen to Young People [Interview with John Vitek]

John Vitek is president and CEO of Saint Mary’s Press and coauthor of the study Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Youth Catholics. The study, conducted by Saint Mary’s Press in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research […]
December 4, 2017

Panelists for National Conversation on Religion and Disaffiliation in America

Panelists
November 17, 2017

Rachel

In her own words, Lauren shares the story of her faith journey and relationship with the Catholic Church. Transcript: I grew up very Catholic. My family, I call them super Catholics, it’s their life. My dad works for the church. […]
November 16, 2017

Beatriz

In her own words, Lauren shares the story of her faith journey and relationship with the Catholic Church. Transcript: I was born in San Carlos, Sonora, but I grew up in Sonora Le Grand. We were brought up Catholic. We […]
November 15, 2017

Lauren

In her own words, Lauren shares the story of her faith journey and relationship with the Catholic Church. Transcript: If the universe was created by God, then pieces of God are gonna be in everything on the planet. That kind […]

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