Is secularism standing in the way of raising our kids Catholic?

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults
The editors interview theologian and religious education scholar Thomas Groome.

An increasingly secular culture is often blamed for the young generation’s lack of enthusiasm for religion. But is secular society truly a roadblock when it comes to raising our kids in the Catholic faith? Thomas Groome, author of Will There Be Faith? A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples (HarperOne, 2011), discusses the role of secularization in passing on the faith in this web-only excerpt from his interview with U.S. Catholic.


Is secularism standing in the way of raising our kids Catholic?

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Young Adults
The editors interview theologian and religious education scholar Thomas Groome.

An increasingly secular culture is often blamed for the young generation’s lack of enthusiasm for religion. But is secular society truly a roadblock when it comes to raising our kids in the Catholic faith? Thomas Groome, author of Will There Be Faith? A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples (HarperOne, 2011), discusses the role of secularization in passing on the faith in this web-only excerpt from his interview with U.S. Catholic.


Interfaith experience: Catholic universities accommodate students of various religious backgrounds

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Young Adults

In today’s diverse world, most Catholic colleges and universities are home to several religious denominations, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, all manner of Christianity, and other faith-based and non-faith traditions. Just as they are working to accommodate Muslim students, Catholic universities must work to engage and communicate with these students as well.


Inter-religious ed: Muslims at Catholic colleges and universities

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Young Adults
A growing number of Muslim students are putting their faith in Catholic universities.

As a senior at Loyola University in Chicago, Mariam Choudhry is well aware of her school’s Catholic identity. She sees it in the crucifixes hanging on every classroom wall, in the faces of the Jesuit priests walking through campus, and, of course, she’s seen it when visiting the university’s Madonna della Strada Chapel.


Inter-religious ed: Muslims at Catholic colleges and universities

By Katie Bahr| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Young Adults
A growing number of Muslim students are putting their faith in Catholic universities.

As a senior at Loyola University in Chicago, Mariam Choudhry is well aware of her school’s Catholic identity. She sees it in the crucifixes hanging on every classroom wall, in the faces of the Jesuit priests walking through campus, and, of course, she’s seen it when visiting the university’s Madonna della Strada Chapel.


Investing in futures: New ways of paying for Catholic education

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults

Donors bent on saving struggling Catholic schools have deep pockets and even deeper commitment.

The closing of Our Lady of Sorrows School in Portland, Oregon was the last straw for business owner David Brands.


Investing in futures: New ways of paying for Catholic education

By Kristen Hannum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Young Adults

Donors bent on saving struggling Catholic schools have deep pockets and even deeper commitment.

The closing of Our Lady of Sorrows School in Portland, Oregon was the last straw for business owner David Brands.


Show me the way: How can parents pass on the faith?

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Article Marriage and Family Scripture and Theology
Whether you’re a parent or a volunteer catechist, this theologian says the art of persuasion is key to handing on the faith. Want proof? Just watch Jesus in the gospels.

Thomas Groome learned this truth somewhat late in life: Even if you have been a major scholar in the field of religious education for decades, even if you speak internationally on the subject of handing on the faith, and lo, even if you are the primary author of three major catechetical series used by millions of children and young people, your own child will always be your toughest audience.


Building and sustaining communities in a world of social media

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Article Scripture and Theology Spirituality Young Adults
Fifty years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the church faces new challenges. In this final installment of a three-part series, Rev. Verity A Jones explains how social media can throw relationships and communities into high relief, including communities of faith.

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