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« on: July 19, 2013, 11:36:13 PM »

I see less and less young individuals coming to church especially in smaller parishes. In many cases I am talking about the kids whose parents still go to church, while kids once becoming teens their attendance dimishes. What is the biggest reason for that? Whose fault is that? Is church just not "cool" anymore? Was it ever?
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 12:10:22 AM »

I see less and less young individuals coming to church especially in smaller parishes. In many cases I am talking about the kids whose parents still go to church, while kids once becoming teens their attendance dimishes. What is the biggest reason for that? Whose fault is that? Is church just not "cool" anymore? Was it ever?
Did they ever understand what was going on in Church?
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 12:22:19 AM »

That could be part of the reason. One young mancomes to my mind who despite his parents being traditionalist without capital T and despite the language barrier appears to be getting stronger and stronger in faith. The problem is that I belive him to be an exception...
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