June 4, 2019

Millennials Value Diversity, Inclusivity at Work, Worship

Religious affiliation is not to blame for anti-Muslim attitudes in the United States. Islamophobia rather is most characteristic of those who do not have personal relationships […]
May 28, 2019

Some Megachurches Looking Like Catholic Parishes

“Why are megachurches and formerly iconoclastic mainline denominations looking more like Catholic parishes in terms of liturgy and practices even as some Catholics are, late to […]
May 21, 2019

Some Young People Staying to Lead, Serve Church

Not all young people are leaving the Catholic Church. Nor are those who stay uniformly conservative, traditionalist, or doctrinally dogmatic. Those realities make few headlines, pushed […]
April 30, 2019

The Transformative Power of Music

Music throughout history has provided people a means to gather, talk, worship, pray, celebrate, dance, sing, meditate. Music is both communal and profoundly personal, providing comfort, […]
April 16, 2019

Speaking from the Deep Well of One’s Being

By Ellen B. Koneck When I first read Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation Among Young Catholics in the fall of 2017, the detail that […]
February 12, 2019

Millennials Longing for Authenticity, Community, Purpose

“Millennial seeks group, organization, or other friendly gathering of like-hearted people focused on self-betterment, community service, and mutual support. Must be nonjudgmental, supportive, authentic, highly relational, […]
November 27, 2018

Faith and Fitness Combine at CrossFit

By Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp (Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp serves as the Assistant Director for Educational and Formation Programs for the National Catholic Educational Association. She is also […]
November 19, 2018

Disaffiliation Does Not Equal Indifference: For Many, Belief Still Matters

“Omg. I’m in the market for a Bible. Yes. A Bible. I have not had a Bible in many, many years but I’m trying to get […]
October 16, 2018

Unlearning, Unknowing, Compassion and the Religious Quest

Two articles that crossed my desk recently brought to mind the religious and spiritual egalitarianism that typifies many young adults today. I was reminded that to […]

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