Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics
Bob McCarty, D.Min.
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon
Location: University of Dallas, Cardinal Farrell Hall, Catholic Foundation Boardroom 219
About "Going, Going, Gone..."
Saint Mary’s Press recently conducted extensive research with young Catholics who
have left the Church. This informative talk by Bob McCarty, D.Min., will identify
the underlying dynamics that lead to disaffiliation, describe the factors that reinforce
those dynamics, and examine the pastoral implications. McCarty will also propose pastoral
solutions that enhance affiliation and engagement with the faith community.
This event is free and open to the public; All are welcome.
Bob McCarty is a pastoral ministry consultant and trainer and has been in professional
ministry since 1973, serving in diocesan, parish, school, and community programs,
most recently as the executive director for the National Federation for Catholic Youth
Ministry (NFCYM). He offers workshops and training programs in ministry skills and
issues internationally. Bob is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Catholic Mobilizing
Network, advocating for restorative justice and the end to the death penalty.
In addition to teaching at University of Dallas, Bob is adjunct faculty at St. John’s
University, Collegeville, MN and at the Catholic University of America. He also volunteers in
his parish youth ministry and catechetical program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish
in Fulton, MD.