A new study on young adults who leave the Catholic Church has found that youth stop identifying as Catholic at a median age of 13 for reasons ranging from disbelief to dissatisfaction with Church teaching.
A recent survey has found that a majority of religiously unaffiliated Americans say they left organized religion because they question a lot of religious teachings. This is hardly news to most Catholic parents, but the poll gives some surprising clues about what can be done to stem the tide of children leaving the Church.
A new Pew Research Center survey found that a majority of American believe in God, but not all say their god is the one described in the Bible.
Is bullying and over-reliance on social media really behind the increased numbers of youth suicide and drug addiction, or is the lack of religion and the higher meaning it lends to life the real culprit?
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
A new study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has found that for the first time in U.S. history, the number of people claiming no religious affiliation has stripped the nation of its long-standing Protestant majority.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The same humanist group that peppered the Washington DC transit system with signs reading “Why Believe in a God? Just be Good for Goodness’ Sake” last Christmas is back with a new and larger campaign aimed at the growing percentage of people who claim no religious affiliation.