May 9, 2018

Some Young Adults Seeking “Third Space” for Faith

It’s not just the Catholic Church or mainstream Christianity that are experiencing a growing exodus of young adults from their ranks. The Muslim faith also is […]
April 17, 2018

“Everybody needs community”

Everybody needs community. That basic need for fellowship can either draw young adults to affiliate with a church or church group, or prompt them to look […]
February 20, 2018

Why I Encourage Questioning Religion

Rachel Schmidt (The following reflection, “Why I Encourage Questioning Religion,” originated as a post by Rachel Schmidt, Spiritual Life Coach, on her blog site. It is reprinted […]
February 14, 2018

Some Young Adults Feel Unwelcome in Church [Interview]

Young adults who once identified as Catholic are leaving the Catholic Church at an alarming rate. In January 2018, a national gathering convened in Baltimore to […]
February 8, 2018

Church Must Become a Better Listener

  One of my mom’s many fond recollections of my dad, who died 23 years ago, is the patience he always showed with us kids. An […]
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 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 […]
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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