Saint Mary’s Press recently conducted extensive research with young Catholics who have left the Church. This session will identify the underlying dynamics that lead to disaffiliation, describe the factors that reinforce those dynamics, and examine the implications for parish life, liturgy and pastoral ministry. We will hear about these issues from young adults in their own words and voices. And we will also propose pastoral strategies that enhance affiliation and engagement with the faith community.
Robert J. McCarty, DMin
Bob McCarty is a pastoral ministry consultant and trainer who has been in professional ministry since 1973, serving in parish, school, diocesan and national settings. He presently serves as Chair of the Board at Saint Mary’s Press and is Project Coordinator for their research on disaffiliated young Catholics. McCarty serves as a volunteer in youth ministry and faith formation at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fulton, Md., and his hobbies include cycling, rock climbing and grandparenting!
REC18-7-16 Going, Going, Gone … The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics
- Product Code: REC18-7-16
- Availability: In Stock