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Apr 27, 2022

Youth and Religion Today

The Ascension Team

What is the state of young people and religion today? A big step in reaching youth today is to understand where they are at. Dr. Josh Packard joins Mike and Dave to share the research around this very question.

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Shownotes

The State of Religion & Young People 2021 – Catholic Edition
  • This week’s guest Dr. Josh Packard comes to us from the Springtide Research Institute. ” The State of Religion and Young People 2021 – Catholic Edition is their most recent release.

Resources

Meet Your Hosts


 

Michael “Gomer” Gormley

Michael “Gomer” Gormley

Michael has been leading evangelization and ministry efforts for the past ten years, both as a full-time parish staff member and as a speaker and consultant for parishes, dioceses, and Catholic campus ministries.

Mike is also the founder and creative director of LayEvangelist.com, and the producer and cohost of a Catholic young adult podcast Catching Foxes, which discusses the collision of Faith and Culture.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Shannon, and they have about 1,000 children and get about 3 hours of sleep a night, which is alright by him.

 

David “Dave” VanVickle

Dave VanVickle

Dave VanVickle fell in love with the Lord at the age of fourteen and has since dedicated his life to bringing others into a radical relationship with Christ.

He is a speaker and retreat leader who focuses on proclaiming the universal call to holiness, authentic Catholic spirituality, spiritual warfare and deliverance. Additionally, Dave has over ten years of experience assisting Priests with their ministries of exorcism and deliverance.

Dave resides in Pittsburgh with his wife Amber and their five children: Sam, Max, Judah, Josie and Louisa.

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