Skip to main content

News & Media

The Catholic diaspora: Independent communities as the church’s ‘research lab’

September 19, 2023

By Tom Roberts | National Catholic Reporter


Dillon makes the case, echoing the late Fr. Andrew Greeley, that today’s Catholics “will be Catholic on their own terms.” But she said the tug, whether inside or outside the institution, is to the sacraments and the theological tradition. 

Perhaps as illustration of that pull — and one that would be familiar to many involved in independent eucharistic communities — Ligas is teaching theology at Notre Dame College, is working part time for FutureChurch, and is enrolled this semester in a doctor of ministry program at yet another Jesuit institution, Fordham University.