Chris Smith Parenting Report

Examine the crucial role of parents in shaping the religious commitment of their children.

In this free report: 

  • Learn about the drift of American Catholic youth away from the Church
  • Explore the different ways that parents are passing on their religious heritage
  • Find out what works and what doesn't when it comes to educating Catholic youth

The McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame partnered with Christian Smith, sociologist and  former director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, to produce this in-depth report. It is a must-read for pastors, parish staff and parents who are concerned about the passing of Catholicism to the next generation.