Tag: Nones

Communion Beyond the Eucharist in Pandemic Time
Liturgical Life, Public Life

Communion Beyond the Eucharist in Pandemic Time Pondering Questions with Fellow Ministers of the Eucharist

ελληνικά As everyone ponders their particular and usual roles, during the pandemic, ministers of Church rites strive to creatively answer their specific charge to assemble the faithful and execute time-worn rituals, so that communion, as we understand it, remains uninterrupted.  In light of this new normal, however short-lived, perhaps now is the time to reflect…

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Why “Nones” Are Leaving the Church
Orthodoxy and Modernity

Why “Nones” Are Leaving the Church

This essay originally appeared on dotCommonweal on September 23, 2016.  The most significant demographic trend in American religion today is the rapidly growing numbers of “unaffiliated” or “nones.” The data has spoken clearly for years, with a rise from about 5% in 1972 to about 25% in 2016. More importantly, almost 40% of those between…

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