JesuiticalMarch 12, 2021
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The numbers don’t lie: Young people are less religious than previous generations—at least in the ways we have traditionally understood what it means to belong to a religion. But behind the numbers lies a fascinating web of stories about how young people find and discover meaning. One of the most important factors: relationships. We discuss a groundbreaking report, “The State of Religion & Young People 2020: Relational Authority,” published by Springtide Research Institute, with Springtide’s executive director, Josh Packard. The report’s insight is essential for anyone who works with young people in any capacity.

In Signs of the Times, Ashley and Zac discuss Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq. It was moving and historic, but will it cause an uptick in cases of Covid-19? We also look at the fascinating story of Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, who is already a Medal of Honor recipient. Is sainthood next? This episode of Jesuitical is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus. Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and get an entire month of unlimited access to thousands of video and audio courses from the world’s best professors by visiting http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/jesuitical.

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