Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Faith in numbers: Behind the gender difference of nonreligious Comments 0

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

One of the most consequential stories in American religion in recent years is the rapid and seemingly unceasing rise of “nones” – those who respond to questions about their religious affiliation by indicating that they are atheists, agnostics or “nothing in particular.” According to some recent estimates, around 4 in 10 millennials and members of Read more

Coronavirus strengthens religious faith, family bonds Comments 0

Monday, February 15th, 2021

A Pew Research Center poll has found the coronavirus pandemic has strengthened the religious faith and family bonds in many parts of the world. The poll focused on 14 countries with what Pew calls “advanced economies”. It was released in late January. Of the Americans surveyed, 28 percent said the pandemic had strengthened their own Read more

We’re losing our religion…but where do we go from here? Comments 0

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Since around about 1970 in Australia, the trend of people stating they have “No Religion” on the census has been constantly, significantly, increasing – from 1966 when the sliver started to first appear in any noteworthy fashion, to the 2016 census where it had reached 29.6% of the total population. In fact, the “not stated or unclear” is a Read more

Catholic guilt and work ethic the secrets of my success says Arsene Wenger Comments 0

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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One of the world’s best soccer managers is crediting his Catholic upbringing and hard-working family values for his success. Former Arsenal manager, Arsen Wenger, told BBC Radio 4, “Desert Island Discs” that he was driven to succeed in the high-pressure world of football because of his family’s deep Catholic faith and a legendary work ethic. Read more

Increasingly isolated youth connect to faith through relationship Comments 0

Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Young people — including those who are religious — do not see religious leaders as trusted adults, according to a new study. Only 8% of respondents ages 13-25 who are affiliated with a religious group say they have a trusted religious leader they could turn to if needed. In contrast, 45% said they could turn Read more

Welcome to the disillusionment phase: COVID at 6 months Comments 0

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Sunday September 13 marked six months since the U.S. declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. The reality that this pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint, has started to take a toll on people’s emotional and spiritual well-being, with more than half of adults reporting a decline in mental health due to worry and Read more

A drowning man prayed for help. God sent a floating tiki bar filled with priests Comments 0

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

When Jimmy Macdonald found himself drowning in the waters of Lake George in New York next to his tipped kayak, he thought he might die. He had been enjoying a relaxing August day on the lake with his family, meditating and snapping pictures. He kept his lifejacket in the boat – he didn’t think he Read more

Making meaning Comments 0

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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People living in the fulness of the Catholic Faith will have the light of Christ Jesus in them, and this can attract people who have no religious background. We remember how Malcolm Muggeridge, a proclaimed atheist, became a Catholic after meeting Mother Teresa. Curiosity about our Faith doesn’t usually have such a dramatic result. Still, Read more

Faith, not efficiency, at heart of church’s mission Comments 0

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Faith, not efficiency is at the heart of the Church’s mission, Pope Francis said in a message to the pontifical mission societies after their recent general assembly was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Tagle, says Francis “is not against efficiency and methods” that could Read more

103-year-old Italian says ‘courage, faith’ helped beat virus Comments 0

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

To recover from the coronavirus, as she did, Ada Zanusso recommends courage and faith, the same qualities that have served her well in her nearly 104 years. Italy, along with neighboring France, has Europe’s largest population of what has been dubbed the “super old” — people who are at least 100. As the nation with Read more