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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Review of Parish and Place in JSSR

The latest issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion features a review of my third book, Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church. Brett Hoover describes the book as "the work of a sociologist who knows Catholicism; the [] vocabulary (explained for the non-specialist) is consistently accurate…Scholars …

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Podcast Appearance on You Have Permission

Thanks to host Dan Koch for the invitation to join his podcast, You have Permission! Our hour+ conversation was multi-fold, leading with questions about what it means to stay in a religious tradition while still raising critiques and suggestions for change. Things just keep unfolding from there! I enjoyed our banter and the opportunity to …

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Seattle University Lecture & Discussions

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Seattle University at the invitation of SU's Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. My invited lecture, "Scandal, Structure, & Renewal: Sociological Perspectives on Change in the Catholic Church" focused on how institutions shape the lived experience of faith, and the limits of grassroots efforts to enact meaningful structural …

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