This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Music and faith workshop; USCCB and HHS mandate; The causal factor for faith; Priests stories from 9/11; plus this Thursday’s blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s Post:
Gap Years: Missing Young Adults Between Graduation and Marriage by Craig Gould, Director of the Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Campus Ministry
• Sing to the Rafters: If you are interested in exploring the rich history of American songs of faith, consider attending this choral event on Saturday, October 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Howard University Center for Ethnomusicology. The presenter will be Dr. James Abbington, Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship at Candler School of Theology. Information on registration options and fees is available on the event’s website.
• Follow-up on HHS mandate: On September 9, the USCCB filed an official comment on the controversial subject of the Health and Human Services Department’s mandate on coverage of abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilization. See this article with the specifics of the comment and the official position the Bishops are following.
• The role of parents in Evangelization: “From Generation to Generation: How American Catholic Parents Today Approach Passing on the Faith to their Children” was a Symposium held by the Notre Dame Institute for Church Life and the National Study of Youth and Religion last June. The presenters provided and an early view into research on how parents are the most important causal factor for the transmission of faith (or non-transmission) to their children.
• 9/11 stories from Catholics priests: How did the terrorist attack of 2001 affected the Catholic Church? Read this compilation of stories as told by pastors, brothers, and sisters doing ministry in New York at that tragic moment.