Each major convention of Catholic organizations includes at least one session that address a variation of the question, "Where have the youth gone?" In today's episode, we speak with Dr. Bob McCarty about new research into the disaffiliation of young Catholics, why we are asking wrong questions, and what the take-aways are for those of us in liturgical and pastoral ministry. We also hear from Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin, CSJ (1943-2014) on the dynamic importance of "the little things" in building and enriching interpersonal relationships.
To attend the One Call Institute, developing the music and leadership skills of young pastoral musicians, visit our website at www.onecallinstitute.org.
To learn more about the project, "Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics," from St. Mary's Press, visit their Catholic research website. There you will find an executive summary of the research project, featured stories, audio and video features, and more. You can also purchase a copy of the study here.
You can purchase Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin's books by visiting the Ave Maria Press website.
You can view a video recording of Sr. Anne Bryan's full presentation entitled "Little Things Mean a Lot," on YouTube. To learn more about the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, visit their website at www.recongress.org.
"From Ashes to the Living Font" is published by World Library Publications.
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