Equipping Parents to Equip Children

In 2018, St. Mary’s Press shocked the Church in North America when it published its research project, Going, Going Gone: Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics.  The report showed that most young Catholics who stopped believing or caring about their religious identity did so around age 13, and that 87% of young people who left Catholicism stated […]

Celebrating Baptisms in a New Way

How is your parish celebrating baptisms? Outside of the sacrament itself, there are lots of ways to commemorate a new life claimed in Christ. Here are just a few thoughts: Start a program where each newly baptized infant receives a “Welcome to God’s family!” card one week after his or her baptism. Bonus points if […]