Pre-order my newest book, American Parishes!

The page proofs are in and the presses are underway...ready your bookshelves for my new coedited volume, American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism! This book is the product of the multi-year "American Parish Project" I co-led with Gary Adler and Brian Starks. The book contains a stellar group of contributors and an ambitious agenda for the …

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Heartbreak and Reminders from the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

Thanks to WBIR-Knoxville for the opportunity to join tonight's 5pm newscast to think through the social impact of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. Churches are carriers of culture and connective threads to our past. As many around the globe mourn the damage, this moment is a reminder of sacred spaces in our own communities that …

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Talking “Cultural Catholics” on First Things (podcast)

https://soundcloud.com/firstthings/cultural-catholics-conversations-with-mark-bauerlein-32919 Listen to my conversation with Mark Bauerlein on the First Things podcast to learn more about the substantial swath of Americans who think of themselves as "partially Catholic" in some way, though not religiously. I draw upon data from the Pew Research Center and my chapter in the 2018 Annual Review of the Sociology …

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