- Jan 28, 2020
Christian Smith is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame and author of ‘Religious Parenting: Transmitting Faith and Values in Contemporary America.’ He spoke to Crux.
The government of Quebec is about to eliminate its Ethics and Religious Culture curriculum, which replaced catechesis in schools in 2008.
Spanish Church leaders voiced concern for their country’s future after the government pledged to legalize euthanasia, secularize education and strip the Church of “improper assets.”
Churches appear to be less indispensable to small communities than they themselves are inclined to think. The Dutch Catholic weekly Katholiek Nieuwsblad reached that conclusion after long-term research into the effects of church closure on village communities.
Monks at a Catholic college in New Hampshire faced off in court Monday against the school’s board of trustees in a dispute over an effort to limit the the monks’ power — a move some worry could lead to increased secularization.
The great doorway to growing in the Christian faith is narrowing from year to year in Quebec as baptisms have significantly declined since 2012 and there’s no indication the trend will reverse.