The Pope comes to the U.S. at a time when the Catholic Church is losing membership in the U.S., it’s growing in the West. In fact, the fastest-growing diocese in the West is Fresno, where the Catholic population has more than doubled in the last ten years to 1.2 million. And more than 1,600 parochial schools have closed or consolidated in just the last decade. So what is the future of Catholic education? Next, football season has started, and the baseball playoffs are just a couple of weeks away; we check in on sports news. And ten years ago, Elizabeth Gilbert’s life changed almost overnight when her book Eat Pray Love came out. It turned Gilbert into a literary celebrity. Now, she’s written a guide to living a creative, fulfilling life. Finally, Forbes magazine named Silver Lake the country’s ‘best hipster neighborhood’ three years ago, but the food scene in Silver Lake is only just starting to reach critical mass.
Big Magic, Silver Lake's Food Scene, and Catholicism in the West
From this Episode:
A Growing Catholic Church in the West
On the East Coast, the Catholic Church is closing or merging parishes and shrinking the number of Catholic schools. But here in the West, the Catholic Church is growing—in...
8 min, 29 sec
What’s the Future of Catholic Education
Catholic education in the U.S. is on the decline. Enrollment at parochial schools peaked in the early 1960s, with more than five million students across the nation. But...
6 min, 54 sec
Football season has started, and the baseball playoffs are just a couple of weeks away…time to talk sports again.
9 min, 22 sec
From 'Eat Pray Love' to 'Big Magic'
Ten years ago, Elizabeth Gilbert’s life changed almost overnight when her book Eat Pray Love came out. Gilbert’s bestselling memoir about her post-divorce travels to Italy,...
13 min, 12 sec