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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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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