Carriers of Catholicism: Agents of a Future Church (My Lecture @ Fairfield University)

I was honored by the invitation to give the 19th annual Anne Drummey O'Callaghan Lecture, presented by the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was great to be in a room full of attentive students, faculty, and community members asking insightful questions about the current and unfolding state of Catholicism …

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Youtube debut on Religion for Breakfast!

I'm excited to share that the video I cowrote with Andrew Mark Henry of the Youtube channel Religion for Breakfast is now live! "Why are congregations so divided?" looks at the social dynamics behind divisions along race, class, and more in local religious communities. Andrew flew out to interview me and tour around congregations in …

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On Technology, Twitter, Responsibility, Social Movements, & Social Change

Thanks to The Human Show podcast for the invitation to discuss sociological perspectives on social change as it interacts with technological change. While movement tactics have evolved since the mobilization of Catholics I wrote about in my first book, Faithful Revolution, the dynamics of people's pleas for reform reveal enduring patterns. Listen to the full …

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Announcing the release of American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism!

My latest book is out!! I'm thrilled to share that the volume I coedited with Gary Adler and Brian Starks - born of The American Parish Project (TAPP) - is now available! American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism was just published by Fordham University Press as a part of their Catholic Press in North America Series. …

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Presentation at the International Sociology of Religion Conference in Barcelona

Tricia C. Bruce, Ph.D., presenting at #ISSRBCN2019 It was a pleasure to join sociologists of religion from around the globe for the 2019 International Sociology of Religion (ISSR) Conference in Barcelona. I along with colleagues Wojciech Sadlon (Institute for Catholic Church Statistics, Poland), Roberta Ricucci (University of Turin, Italy), and Robert Dixon (Australian Catholic University) …

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