December 18, 2018

How To Be a Spiritual Companion for Young People?

In last week’s blog post, Jonathan Lewis discussed the need for spiritual mentors for young adults in the Catholic Church. That need also was the focus […]
December 13, 2018

Spiritual Mentors Needed, Says Delegate to Synod on Young People

Jonathan Lewis believes young adults are hungry for spiritual mentors. Now the ball is in the church’s court to provide them. Lewis is one of three […]
December 4, 2018

Disruption in an Age of Disaffiliation

By Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp In the world of business and technology, disruption is often celebrated as an unavoidable evolution due to innovation and consumer-focused responsiveness. Companies […]
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 […]
November 13, 2018

Congregations Getting to Know Neighborhoods, Young Adult Neighbors

Congregations participating in the Riverside Innovation Hub (RIH) practice four “artforms” as a means to discerning how they might best “innovate new connections with young adults […]
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 30, 2018

Faith, Public Life Intersect at the Riverside

The Riverside Innovation Hub is convinced of two things. First, we are fairly certain young adults do not want to be targeted by efforts to win […]
October 22, 2018

The Shared Table

(In this week’s blog, Richard E. McCarron responds to an earlier blog, This Dinner Party Nourishes Lives after Loss.  McCarron is associate professor of liturgy at Catholic […]
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 […]
September 17, 2018

Religion Might Learn Something from Business

In a recent article published on LinkedIn, Nikhil Deogun, SVP/Editor-in-Chief at CNBC, reflected on the changing role of modern corporations. Institutional religions, including the Catholic Church, […]
September 11, 2018

This Dinner Party Nourishes Lives after Loss

Life has its pivotal moments: birth, coming-of-age, marriage, death. Traditionally people have marked such moments with family, friends, and for many, a faith community. In recent […]
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 […]

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