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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Atheist Comedian Touched by First Holy Communion

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

After attending the First Holy Communion of her sons, popular Australian broadcaster, comedian and confirmed atheist Wendy Harmer wrote in her latest column that she felt humbled by the faith of the congregation and praised the blessings weekly services provide that aren’t found anywhere else in secular society.

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