The Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies is starting a new lecture series this semester at The College of St. Scholastica, called What Do Alienated Catholics Think About ...
The Rev. William Graham will lead a discussion with a brief talk titled, "Why should I worship if the church's politics offend me?" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in Somers Lounge. He will then invite discussion among attendees. The event is free and open to the public, however reservations are recommended by contacting Barb LeGarde at (218) 733-2287, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum in Religion & Public Life has found that one out of every 10 Americans is an ex-Catholic. If they were in a separate denomination, they would be the third largest religious group in the USA after Catholics and Baptists. One of three people who were raised as Catholic no longer identifies as Catholic. This lecture series will explore questions that alienated Catholics may have inquired about.
Father Graham is professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies at St. Scholastica.The Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies explores the Catholic intellectual tradition with students and the larger community. For more information contact The Rev. William Graham at (218) 723-6699.