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Important aspects of catholic identity for committed generations X and Y Catholics

McKinley, Diana and Webber, Ruth (2012) Important aspects of catholic identity for committed generations X and Y Catholics. Australasian Catholic Record, 89 (3). pp. 322-332. ISSN 0727-3215

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Abstract

This paper is an ecclesial study of the baptismal response of twenty-three Catholics between the ages of twenty-one and forty-one, from six Catholic dioceses across Australia. The study was undertaken between 2008 and 2010. The purpose of the study was to investigate how committed Catholics from Generation X (born 1961-1975) and Generation Y (born 1976-1990) came to faith, and why they continued to practise their Catholic faith, despite falling Mass attendance generally. An unexpected result of the study was the strong link made by the participants between their identity as a person and their baptismal call as a Catholic. It became evident that there were four distinct but interacting aspects of how they saw their identity as Catholics.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Baptism,Catholic Church, Attitudes, Generation X and Y, Faith and reason, Christianity
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 12:45
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 12:45
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2414

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