Author Archives: Maureen O'Brien

Announcing Thomas Groome’s Latest Book, Faith for the Heart: A “Catholic” Spirituality

Leading Catholic religious education scholar and longtime REA member Thomas Groome recently published a new book entitled Faith for the Heart: A “Catholic” Spirituality (Paulist Press, June 2019). He is convinced that it may be his “best ever,” especially for … Continue reading

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Ideas Requested for 2019 Catholic COP Meeting at REA

At the November 2018 meeting of the Catholic Community of Practice in Washington, we decided to focus on the clergy sex abuse crisis for our 2019 discussion. (See 2018 minutes.) Please generate your creative ideas for the shape this meeting … Continue reading

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News from the Philippines

Rito Baring of De La Salle University in the Philippines sent several notices about his recent publications relevant for our ongoing discussion of religiosity among young people, as well an invitation to speak at the upcoming Conference in Catechesis and … Continue reading

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Research Study on Navigating Conversations about Race: Invitation to Participants at REA 2018 Who Teach in Catholic Higher Education

Steffano Montano, a PhD candidate at Boston College, is seeking research participants for his study on the ways that theological educators navigate difficult conversations about race in their classrooms. He invites those teaching at Catholic colleges, universities and theologates, who … Continue reading

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“To Serve the People of God”: A Contemporary Theology of the Priesthood

A two-year seminar sponsored by Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry pursued in-depth research and conversation to forge a contemporary theology of ministry and priesthood. It resulted in a document, “To Serve the People of God,” published in Origins … Continue reading

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Minutes of the 2018 Catholic Session during the REA Washington Meeting

Check out the notes from our recent session: Catholic COP Session Notes 11-4-18

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Call for Papers: New International Journal of Evangelization and Catechesis

Submissions are welcome for this new journal, published through The Catholic University of America. See the notice below for more information. Announcing IJEC – Call for Papers

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Dynamics of Disaffiliation and Clues for Our Responses

Saint Mary’s Press Research Group and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate published Going, Going, Gone in 2017 (Winona, MN: Saint Mary’s Press). Through a survey and in-depth personal interviews of disaffiliated young people (ages 15-25) who had … Continue reading

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