Orthodox Twenty-Somethings

The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy
by Colleen Carroll
Chicago: Loyola Press, 2002
(320 pages; $19.95, hardcover)

The Younger Evangelicals: Facing the Challenges of the New World
by Robert E. Webber
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 2002
(283 pages; $15.99, paper)

reviewed by Richard J. Mammana, Jr.

It isn’t supposed to be happening. Traditional Catholic piety is finding zealous practitioners at universities across the United States. The children of Planned Parenthood devotees are becoming advocates of Natural Family Planning. Nice suburban girls who ought to know better are making monastic professions in—you guessed it—traditional orders, and there are enrollment spikes . . .

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