Posts Tagged ‘Former Catholics’

Fed up, but still Catholic

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

One of the fastest-growing religious affiliations, or more accurately disaffiliations, is the large number of people who declare themselves to be former Catholics. Departures from the Church are especially pronounced among the young but are not limited to them. In places like Australia, France, Germany and increasingly in the United States, which for many years Read more

What Catholics lose when they leave the Church

Monday, January 14th, 2019
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A Catholic is bound to view every act of apostasy or schism as spiritual suicide, a choice against life. This characterisation is borne out by three recent columns written by Catholics who have left the Church over the sex abuse scandals. None of the authors proposes any higher, truer teaching than the Catholic faith. None Read more

Unusual study asks former Catholics why they left church

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

WASHINGTON — In an unusual study whose main results were released at a Catholic University of America conference in Washington Thursday, Villanova University in Philadelphia asked former Catholics in the Trenton, N.J., diocese why they left the church. While the results themselves were not surprising, the researchers said, the study suggests new ways the church can Read more

Five myths about young adult church dropouts

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The Barna Group team spent much of the last five years exploring the lives of young people who drop out of church. The research provides many insights into the spiritual journeys of teens and young adults. The findings are revealed extensively in a new book called, You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church…and Read more