Sneak Peek: CARA’s Upcoming Study on Global Catholicism Trends

On Monday, CARA--the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University--will release a new study on Global Catholicism trends/forecast.While we wait, they offer the following preview via Twitter:Check out the full report (and a whole lot more) Monday, June 1 on 1964, CARA's always-interesting research blog.I'm looking forward to reading the full report on Monday. In the meantime, this gives you pause for thought: We have a lot of work to do here in Am … [Read more...]

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WATCH LIVE: Conference on Religious Freedom December 13-14 in Rome

Religious freedom is under siege.  Around the world, from Cairo and Damascus to Tehran and Beijing, Christianity finds itself increasingly persecuted.Beginning today the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University, together with Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is hosting a two-day conference in Rome to highlight Christianity’s contributions to the understanding and practice of freedom for all people.  At the conference, new findings will be presented from a two-y … [Read more...]

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SAY WHAT? Georgetown’s Catholic Identity “Has Never Been Stronger”?

Tim Drake, writing in the Catholic Education Daily, reports that Georgetown University has responded to the canon law petition submitted last week to Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.  The petition, originated by The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, called for the University to either comply with canon law or be stripped of its right to call itself a “Catholic” institution.Drake explains: "Our Catholic and Jesuit identity on campus has never been stronger," Rachel Pugh, d … [Read more...]

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