About Jay Hooks, SJ

Mass Exodus: Why Young People are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith

Half of young Christians say that they have struggled with significant frustrations and doubts about their faith. Six out of ten report that they have dropped out of church altogether. Concerned pastors, befuddled parents, and social scientists are all asking the question: "Why?" … [Read more...]

Catholic Writers – Who’s on YOUR Shelf?

Look at your bookshelf. Take stock of the titles. Now narrow them down: How many of the books there were written by Catholics? …Got it? Now, among those, ignore the theological titles from your undergrad years, along with any titles you’d consider “devotional.” In other words, how many of those books are novels, testimonials, or collections of poetry?And now, the final filter: How many were written in the past forty years? … [Read more...]