Young Catholic America, the latest book based on the groundbreaking National Study of Youth and Religion, explores a crucial stage in the life of Catholics.
Author: Christian Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Best Review at the Catholic Press Association Convention Studies of young American Catholics over the last three decades suggest a growing crisis in the Catholic Church: compared to their elders, young Catholics are looking to the Church less as they form their identities, and fewer of them can even explain what it means to be Catholic and why that matters. Young Catholic America, the latest book based on the groundbreaking National Study of Youth and Religion, explores a crucial stage in the life of Catholics. Drawing on in-depth surveys and interviews of Catholics and ex-Catholics ages 18 to 23--a demographic commonly known as early "emerging adulthood"--leading sociologist Christian Smith and his colleagues offer a wealth of insight into the wide variety of religious practices and beliefs among young Catholics today, the early influences and life-altering events that lead them to embrace the Church or abandon it, and how being Catholic affects them as they become full-fledged adults. Beyond its rich collection of statistical data, the book includes vivid case studies of individuals spanning a full decade, as well as insight into the twentieth-century events that helped to shape the Church and its members in America. An innovative contribution to what we know about religion in the United States and the evolving Catholic Church, Young Catholic America is the definitive source for anyone seeking to understand what it means to be young and Catholic in America today.
This is the first book of the Very Young Catholics series. Each book introduces the young reader to Catholic children in a new country, and the full series circles the globe.
Author: Emily Koczela
Filled with family adventures, beautiful photography, and gentle humor, Very Young Catholics in the United States of America draws an appealing portrait of the life of a Catholic child in the United States. This is the first book of the Very Young Catholics series. Each book introduces the young reader to Catholic children in a new country, and the full series circles the globe. All of the children say the same prayers at Mass and share the same beliefs, but they live in widely varying locations and cultures. Young readers of the series will enjoy comparing their families, schools, games, and adventures, with children in other countries. Each book in the Very Young Catholics series is richly illustrated with on-site photography and includes scientific, geographic, or cultural explanations of points in the story.
The second story is almost as popular . In this tale , younger Catholics have
embraced what appear to them as the fundamentals of the faith but have rejected
a great deal else : the church ' s teachings on birth control , its stance on women '
Author: Kevin Meme
Publisher: Paulist Press
"There is a raft of books that talk about how young Catholics think, pray and believe. There are few that let those young Catholics speak for themselves. Kevin Meme and Jeffrey Joseph Guhin's vibrant new collection of essays by a talented and diverse group of young men and women goes a long way to answering the question of what the future of the Catholic Church will look like." from the Foreword by James Martin, SJ
Smith's team focuses only on the Catholic respondents in their Young Catholic
America, providing an in-depth look at eighteen- to twenty-three-year-old
Catholics.8 Comparing historical patterns of Catholic and Protestant church
Author: Maureen K. Day
Publisher: Paulist Press
A complete picture of vocation among young Catholic adults today using up-to-date sociological research with contributions from a broad perspective of young American Catholics.
Author: Kenneth A. Briggs
Recounts events affecting American Catholics between 1986 and 1987, including the Vatican's censure of a dissident American archbishop and many Vatican pronouncements on sexual issues, and examines the laity's reactions. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.
75 T ANNIVERSARY his year YOUNG CATHOLIC MESSENGER marks its 75th
year of continuous service to Catholic boys and girls — and to their teachers . On
this occasion , the publisher acknowledges with gratitude the part played by the ...
"The Jesuit review of faith and culture," Nov. 13, 2017-
Author: Timothy Walch
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
"An Anvil original." Bibliography: p. 227-233. Includes index.