The State of Young Catholics

with Josh Packard, PhD

How has COVID affected young Catholics, what trends are we seeing amongst Catholic youth today? Today, Fr. Conrad is joined by Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Institute, to discuss what trends we are seeing in the rise and declines of church attendance, faith practices, and identification amongst young Catholics across the country.

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Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute, is an accomplished researcher with an expertise in the sociology of religion and new forms of religious expression. A talented speaker and writer, with over 10 years of teaching experience, Josh has been a guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts, and has been an invited speaker at many conferences, events, and workshops. He has been published widely in both academic and popular outlets, including Christianity Today, The Aspen Institute, The Huffington Post, Desert News, and Christian Science Monitor, among others.  Josh earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University and did his undergraduate work in English at Texas Lutheran University.