Faithless Generation?

In Search of Other Gen-X Catholics

For several years now, I’ve suspected that my entire generation had vanished from Catholicism. On retreats, I was surrounded by seniors, Baby Boomers, and college students. At Mass I was joined by gray-haired people and (fewer) college students. In the women’s group I helped found at my parish, at vigils to support American sisters, in the pages of Catholic magazines, on the internet: more seniors, more Boomers, a sprinkling of college students, and forty-two-year-old me. Apparently, I am...

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Kaya Oakes is the author of Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church. She teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley.

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