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Cast Out into the Deep: Attracting Young People to the Church

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Cast Out into the Deep: Attracting Young People to the Church

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Leading figures within and outside the Catholic Church suggest ways to attract young people to the faith and 500 secondary students respond.


Cast Out into the Deep offers a heartfelt exploration of ways to attract young people into the Catholic Church.

Divided into three parts, the first includes the views of just under 100 people including Fr Peter McVerry, Alice Taylor, Eamonn Dunphy, Patsy McGarry, Mary Kenny, Fr Brian D'Arcy, Bishop Willie Walsh and Cardinal Desmond Connell on how the church needs to change if it is to be more attractive to youth. Part 2 summarises the responses in the form of 95 Theses, or ideas, which were subsequently assessed and graded by almost 500 students. The results of this comprehensive survey and the conclusions drawn are presented in Part 3.

Overall, Cast Out into the Deep provides a compelling statement about the Church's current position, and where it might need to go to ensure a successful future. Published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Pope John Pauls visit to Ireland, Cast Out into the Deep will be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of the Catholic Church.

About the Author

Seamus Lynch is Head of Media Research at TV3. He also serves on the Vocations Ministry Group of the Presentation Brothers, and was an early participant on the Order's pioneering Give a Year to God scheme in the 1990s.

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Additional Information

Author Lynch, Seamus
Editor No
Print Format Paperback
ISBN-10 1-904148-58-1
ISBN-13 n/a
Illustrations No
Date of Publication September 2004
Number of Pages 250

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