Title

Will our children have faith?

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

3-20-2009

Abstract

The Catholic Church is in serious trouble. According to a recent PEW study, one out of three Catholics born and raised in the United States no longer affiliate with the Catholic Church. Why is catechesis/religious education not working? What does working mean? At this week’s Friday Forum (3/20), Jeff Kaster (Director, Youth in Theology/Ministry, School of Theology) will share results from his doctoral dissertation entitled “Assessing Christian Discipleship Formation in Catholic Youth Ministry.” Results from his survey of young adults who participated in the YTM program as high school youth provide some insight into what’s working and what’s not working in fostering faith-filled young adults.

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