Spring Formation Day

Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics

Bob McCarty

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.

About Bob McCarty

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.




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