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  • Sociologist discusses "Marrying Tradition and Modernity"

    By Tara Chandler
    Published: March 6, 2008

    While research on other Christian denominations shows similar individualized attitudes about the role of faith in everyday life, the generational differences are more pronounced among Catholics. “Catholic teenagers are the most distanced from the church authorities,” reports Christian Smith, professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, a fact he attributes to “largely ineffective” …

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