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 […]
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 […]
April 2, 2019

Can We Talk?

A number of blog posts in this space have emphasized the importance of listening and being heard. Not only do those in the midst of religious […]
March 26, 2019

Church Called To Be Midwife

Note: Christiana Rice, coauthor with Michael Frost of To Alter Your World: Partnering with God to Rebirth Our Communities (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017), participated […]
March 19, 2019

Undocked Scooters May Be Telling Us Something

By Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp If you live in or visit any major city, you will find the new phenomenon of motorized scooters zipping along the streets. […]
March 15, 2019

New York Gathering Reviews Disaffiliation Study Findings

Seeking to identify “points of hopefulness,” archdiocesan leaders met at the New York Catholic Center in Manhattan for a gathering called “Conversation About Young Catholics Leaving […]
March 12, 2019

The Ministry of Two Chairs and a Listening Heart

A nonprofit in San Francisco has found an interesting facilities model for its efforts to nurture human connection and build community. Two chairs and a city […]
March 5, 2019

Get Out of the Church

Churches, Like Libraries, Need to Take Services to Teens Churches and libraries have a few things in common. Both are traditional institutions serving a local community. […]
February 26, 2019

Teenage Religiousness in Finland Sounds Familiar

“What do we know about teenagers’ religiousness?” That question is explored in a study conducted in Finland and reported in the international journal Education Inquiry (Sept. […]

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