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Study: Youth Stop Identifying as Catholic as Early as 13

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.

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Why the “Nones” Are Leaving the Church – And What You Can Do About It

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

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.

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Is Loss of Religion Creating the “Snowflake” Generation?

15911947 - gorgeous smiling women isolated on white holding snowflakesCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

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?

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Atheists Launch New Godless Christmas Campaign

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist 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.

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