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 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 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

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 […]
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 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” […]
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 […]

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