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September 18, 2014 – Christian Smith

Ken talks with Christian Smith author of “Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone From the Church” (Oxford University Press) There is a growing crisis among young Catholics in the Church because young Catholics today are not looking to the Church as they form their identities, and fewer of them can even explain what it means to be Catholic and why it matters. Christian Smith offers insight into the religious practices and beliefs among young Catholics today, the early influences and events that lead them to embrace the Church or abandon it, and how being Catholic affects them as they become full-fledged adults. Dr. Smith’s book can be purchased at: www.amazon.com
Visit his website: http://www.nd.edu/~csmith22/books.htm