January 16, 2019

Podcast Discusses Young People and Church

In a recent podcast, parish ministry leader and consultant John Rinaldo interviewed Dr. Bob McCarty, coauthor of the Going, Going, Gone research study on the dynamics […]
January 15, 2019

We All Need a Good Place to Ask Questions

Often emerging from conversations with those who have chosen to disaffiliate from the Catholic Church is the observation, call it a complaint, from disaffiliates that growing […]
January 10, 2019

Podcast Explores Disaffiliation and Catholic Culture

Disaffiliation and Catholic culture was the subject of a recent podcast by Catholic School Matters Radio Hour. Among those interviewed was John Vitek, president and CEO […]
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” […]

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