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 […]
April 23, 2019

Growing Up Muslim in America

(Note: Saint Mary’s Press Research spoke with Sara, a young Muslim woman, about her experience growing up and today as a Muslim woman in the United […]
April 9, 2019

Spiritual Director: ‘We Are All Seekers’

Spiritual direction is essentially companioning someone in his or her spiritual life. Other ways of describing spiritual direction include holy listening, spiritual friendship, sacred journeying.” (Janna […]
November 6, 2018

Let’s Make It Easier to Talk About God

Forty years ago, I spent a year teaching English at a Benedictine girl’s high school in the city of Muroran, on the northern island of Hokkaido, […]
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 […]
October 9, 2018

Pope to Synod on Young People: Dream, Hope, Accompany, Listen

The Synod of Bishops on Young People is now underway at the Vatican. This as young people in growing numbers are stepping away from the Catholic […]
October 2, 2018

Maintaining Spiritual Well-being Takes Resilience, Says Educator

“Most people instinctively want to have purpose, meaning, and a sense of spiritual well-being,” says veteran educator and author Connie Fourré. And when that sense of […]
August 30, 2018

Parish Place to Engage Young People, Says Expert

As young adults disaffiliate from the Catholic Church—and institutional religion in general—at an accelerating rate, they often seek out other places they see as providing the […]
June 27, 2018

How Do We Honor, Ritualize Change, Absence, Endings?

In Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics, study coauthors John Vitek and Robert McCarty propose “two critical questions to ask ourselves as […]

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