Gray goes on to express the most popular reason why young people decide to leave the catholic church there is a “desire among some of them for proof, for evidence of what they’re learning about their religion and about god and i think the church needs to come to terms with this as an issue of popular culture. In 1987, 416% of 18-29 year olds agreed with the statement “i would never leave the church” by 2005, only 178% of those 18-30 years said they’d “never leave the church” this means that an astounding 822% of young people would consider leaving the church. There is a serious “man-crisis” in the catholic church it is widespread and serious unless the church, including its bishops, priests and lay men begin to take notice and make the evangelization of catholic men a priority, the catholic church in the west will decay, as more and more men abandon the church.
Disillusioned by the sex abuse scandal again consuming the catholic church, claartje bertaut considered skipping sunday mass for the first time in more than four decades in fact, she even considered leaving catholicism. The comprehensive report, going, going, gone: the dynamics of disaffiliation in young catholics, offers compelling and sometimes disturbing insight into the reasons young people are leaving the catholic church and religion in general, said saint mary’s press president and ceo john vitek.
The goal of the conference was to examine cultural influences shaping young people and how the church could respond or create cultures in which it's easier to be catholic, organizer john. The catholic church has lost more members in recent decades than any other major faith about 27 percent of former catholics who no longer identify with a religion cited clergy sexual abuse scandals as a reason for leaving the church, according to pew research in 2015.
Curtis martin, the founder of the fellowship of catholic university students (focus) thinks that 85 percent is conservative, and that the catholic church is losing more than 90 percent of catholic young people by the end of their college years. Between the millions of dollars that the church has invested in catholic secondary education, and the time, talent, and treasure invested in youth ministry, young people get more attention from the catholic church than does any other ministry or demographic. The reasons why young people leave the church are because of the following: #1 all people, but most especially young people, are looking for meaning in their lives #2 no person will find meaning in life through carnal pleasure, materialism, and self-aggrandizement.
New york – more catholics are leaving the faith than ever before — more so than in any other religion — and a new study out this week is trying to help make sense of why so many young adults are leaving the faith at such an early age.
A growing number of young people are leaving not just the catholic church, but organized religion as a whole in the 1970s, 12 percent of 18-29 year olds were unaffiliated with a church, according to the general social surveys. The catholic “man-crisis” this is troubling since younger people are becoming increasingly vulnerable to leaving the catholic church, particularly young men in 1987, this means that an astounding 822% of young people would consider leaving the church. Crisis in faith: the younger generation leaving the catholic church tweet this dr mark gray, a senior research associate at cara released the results of these two national studies that show a crisis of faith in young catholics. In fact, she even considered leaving catholicism but the 87-year-old dc woman sat in the pews sunday at the shrine of the most blessed sacrament — one of the region’s most prominent catholic churches — as a young, impassioned priest urged more than 200 churchgoers not to lose their faith in god or catholicism amid a “period of darkness” for the church.
While the bursting apple blossoms vied for attention, they couldn’t compete with the stirring beauty of catholic young people hungry for god make no mistake, this past saturday in washington, dc’s basilica was, in karl jasper’s portentous phrase, an axial moment.