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The Rev. Stephen Fichter understood just how dominant a role sports has assumed in the culture when a family told him they would be out of town Good Friday to Easter Sunday to attend their child’s volleyball tournament.  “It’s truly sports that has become like the religion” for many people, said Fichter, a researcher and the pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Haworth, N.J.

Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

Newspapers are a bit thinner than they used to be, but a simple Google search shows that there’s no shortage of religion news online. However, choosing credible websites is a new challenge.

More congregations are following their members online. But many are still evolving in the way they use technology for ministry.

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What Catholics Really Think: ARDA Poll Available Online

The Association of Religion Data Archives' "American Catholic Laity Poll" contains many questions on pressing issues in...

Clergy Renewal Programs Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2015 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs are now available. Deadline is April 15 and decisions...

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