Catholicism and Social Justice: A Panel on Texas Public Radio

Thanks to Texas Public Radio for the invitation to participate in a panel discussion today on their live call-in show, "The Source." The topic? Catholicism and social justice. "From immigration to human rights to race-motivated hate, how are religiously-affiliated people responding to issues in America? A social justice movement among Catholics asks followers to be …

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SSSR Author-Meets-Critics

Sociologists and other scholars of religion convened in Las Vegas for the 2018 meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR). Among the sessions was an author-meets-critics session for my book, Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church. Panelists Linh Hoang, Brett Hoover, Nicolette Manglos-Weber, and Lucas …

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New Affiliation with the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame

I am excited to announce my new affiliation with the University of Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Religion and Society, which is "dedicated to advancing social scientific understanding of religion in society through scholarly research, training, and publications." I am honored to join this vibrant community of scholars "engaged in empirical investigations, intellectual …

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“Cultural Catholics in the United States”

My chapter, "Cultural Catholics in the United States," has just been published in Volume 9 (2018) of the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion: The Changing Faces of Catholicism, edited by Solange Lefebvre and Alfonso Pérèz-Agote Poveda! Book description: Catholicism is generally over-institutionalized and over-centralized in comparison to other religions. However, it finds itself in …

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