June 7, 2019

Journalist Explores Future of Religion in America

What’s the future of religion in America? Award-winning journalist Ray Suarez explored that question in an address to the Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul Annual […]
March 15, 2019

New York Gathering Reviews Disaffiliation Study Findings

Seeking to identify “points of hopefulness,” archdiocesan leaders met at the New York Catholic Center in Manhattan for a gathering called “Conversation About Young Catholics Leaving […]
January 16, 2019

Podcast Discusses Young People and Church

In a recent podcast, parish ministry leader and consultant John Rinaldo interviewed Dr. Bob McCarty, coauthor of the Going, Going, Gone research study on the dynamics […]
January 10, 2019

Podcast Explores Disaffiliation and Catholic Culture

Disaffiliation and Catholic culture was the subject of a recent podcast by Catholic School Matters Radio Hour. Among those interviewed was John Vitek, president and CEO […]
December 17, 2018

Santa Clara Symposium Explores Disaffiliation Research

A symposium prior to the start of the Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference discussed findings from the St. Mary’s Press research report on the disaffiliation of […]
December 4, 2018

Millennials Hungry for Community, Authenticity, Says Panel

Four panelists who serve young adults shared insights on engaging millennials and post-millennials at a forum at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis recently. One […]
November 27, 2018

Faith Formation Program Makes Lots of Room for Questions

Effective catechesis needs to include plenty of opportunity for young people to ask and explore their authentic questions. That’s the premise behind a new “conversational catechesis” […]
October 24, 2018

Going, Going, Gone and the Implications for Catholic Schools

John Vitek, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Press, addressed Catholic school superintendents from across the country Oct. 23 at the Catholic Leadership Summit in Jacksonville, […]
October 5, 2018

Four Challenges Facing the Bishops at Synod on Young People

(RNS) — The future of the Catholic Church is with the young, which is why Pope Francis has called bishops from all over the world to […]
September 26, 2018

Podcast: Bob McCarty Talks about Why Disaffiliated Youth Are a Grace and Gift to the Church

Disaffiliated young Catholics are not a problem to be solved, but a grace and gift to the church. That key understanding was shared with church leaders […]
August 15, 2018

Men’s Orders Focus Annual Assembly on Upcoming Youth Synod

At Major Superiors of Men gathering, attendees listen to young voices, digest data on estranged exodus. The questions around young people’s engagement with the Catholic faith […]
August 7, 2018

Better understanding, not apologetics, will best serve ‘nones’

What if our catechetical models allowed for, embraced, and respected the questioning, doubt, wonderment and curiosity that is a natural dimension of being human? Read more […]
August 6, 2018

Disaffiliated youth present challenge, opportunity

In case you missed it, St. Louis Review published an article citing Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics. The article, “Disaffiliated youth present challenge, […]
March 26, 2018

Australian church outpaces US in evangelizing millennials, says study coauthor

March 23, 2018 By Emilie Ng CHURCH leaders in Australia are ahead of those in the United States when it comes to finding new ways of […]
March 21, 2018

Crux reports on Catholic disaffiliation study

In case you missed it, Crux Catholic news site was among media reporting on the release of the report, Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation […]

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