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 […]
March 13, 2018

From “Where?” to “Why?”: Reframing the Youth Question

Dr. Bob McCarty, coauthor of Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics, was recently featured in a podcast on the website Ministry Monday […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

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