- Jul 14, 2020
For four years, the “Nuns and Nones” movement has been cultivating an intergenerational community that addresses the existential questions now plaguing the rest of the world amid a global pandemic.
Robert Feduccia, founding director of the Youth Liturgical Leadership Program at St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana, made respect for diversity a key theme in his keynote, “Liturgy in a Missionary Key,” at the 58th Annual Southwest Liturgical Conference Study Week in Tucson.
Although the U.S. bishops’ spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to responding to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church, the bishops also considered something described as the second-most important issue currently facing U.S. Church leaders: How to get religiously unaffiliated, or “nones,” particularly young people, back to the Catholic Church.
A Pew study found that most people continue to pay a church tax in Western Europe, though things may change with the next generation.
Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles believes St. Thomas Aquinas is more relevant than ever in an era of “nones.”
The rector of a seminary in Denver, Colorado cautions against generalizing about the Millennial generation. He is optimistic about them and their spiritual inclinations.