Survey after survey shows that young people, especially Millennials and Generation Z, are rejecting the faith in large numbers. Regardless of whether they grew up in church, few still attend. So, how can we reach them? How can we present the Gospel to young people in a compelling way? Fr. Blake and Brandon, fellow Millennials, share practical strategies including cultivating holiness, reading the signs of the times, learning the (true) art of accompaniment, knowing your stuff, and the way of beauty.

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  • Absolutely engrossing! This topic has been sitting in my mind for so long as my own millenial children, nieces and nephews have turned their backs from the practice of the Catholic faith. I can’t thank you and Father Blake enough for your insights and your sharing of experiences (I was so moved by the stories on the bus ride with an ex-prison inmate and the transgendered person in the church I cried and cried). To be honest, this is my first time to listen to your podcast as I always seem not to have enough time to sit and listen and would always delay for another time. This definitely inspire me to go back to all the previoous podcasts I missed!
    Thank you so much!

  • Thank you sooo much for this It’s very much needed I have 3 grown sons and hope I can learn with gods help of course how to best answer their questions

  • Great suggestions! Thank you. Inspiring. Thank you for the reading suggestions too. Most of all, thank you for sharing those stories of personal connection. Convicted me on not making time for others when they need it most.

  • Thank you so much you guys!!! I love this podcast! Most of all you braved a subject that is so illuminating!! How many of us know what it takes to accompany someone? That could be a whole topic in its own right!!

    PS: Hope you don’t mind being referred to as one of the guys Father!!

  • I appreciated the insights. I’ve spent the last 10 years evangelizing myself.
    I have learned that practicing , and learning how to counter specific objections works well. It would be helpful to have more concrete examples regarding specific millennial and GenZ objections. . I think more examples of how to dialogue and present the beauty aspect would also help. The other huge fear that I hear is with their concern for the environment. Wondering how that can be used as a starting point for evangelization as well. Thanks for your podcasts.

  • What a phenomenal conversation. I’m definitely sharing this with others. I got chills listening to the story about the priest accompanying the transgender person to salvation. God’s mercy is so good.

  • Thank you, Brandon, and Father Blake! These are such helpful suggestions in guiding my children and grandchildren. I especially loved your personal stories on the Art of Accompaniment. You brought it alive for us. God bless you and your work.

  • Wow- wonderful content and very thorough! And beautifully presented! Thanks to you both for all you provide for me and the encouragement I feel always while watching and listening!
    I’m reading your book, “Return”, Brandon. Thank you for all the references within it!
    God bless you both!🙏🏻❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Excellent discussion, Brandon and Fr. Blake! This is only the second Burrowshire podcast I’ve listened to and watched (the first being the one on Vatican II), and I’ll start listening to and watching more! In this podcast, you understandably focused on the millennial and Gen Z generations because that demographic is most prone to dismissing the Catholic Church and all that it teaches (particularly in the area of sexual morality), but being of an older generation myself (I’m 69 years old), I am looking forward to a podcast on how to evangelize people in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. I have brothers in my own family in this age bracket that have succumbed to the secular beliefs of the times, and whenever the opportunity presents itself, I try to evangelize them on what the Church teaches and why, and they get “turned off” because they think I’m proselytizing to them.

  • I have always gone to church but I never clicked with people who attend mass . Most of my friends are non practicing Catholics
    They use church for Sacraments, Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation. Thats it.

  • I guess my question would be about How or Where to get in touch with the culture and interests of Millennials… When I was a kid there was a priest and another woman who used to highlight music that was popular and point out how we may be able to see God in it, and also there was a list of the “dirty dozen” which were songs with messages completely contrary to our beliefs.

    What resources would you recommend to 50 somethings to help dialogue with 15-20 somethings??

  • Sería genial si ustedes hicieran programas en español o con subtítulos en español para los hispanohablantes que no entendemos el idioma inglés.
    Saludos cordiales.

  • Your podcast always fills me with such joy! I am a re-evangelized Catholic, on the very older edge of the millennial generation raising the very bottom of gen z I guess. Anyway, I loved your shout out to St. Mother Teresa! She certainly inspired me my whole life and I wanted to share a funny story of passing her wisdom onto my oldest daughter.

    At the age of four my daughter told me, “Mom, I am fancy and you are not.” By six she was wearing the only pair of heels I owned and I noticed she started spending A LOT of time doing her hair in the mirror.

    So I bought a Mother Teresa poster, she did look old and wizened, and in glitter silver stickers wrote “The world’s most beautiful woman.”

    Obviously a very different child than me, and I am still a little perplexed by her love of fashion… not my gift! But she is now a middle schooler and the poster still hangs on her closet door where she loves to get dressed to the nines for mass. I do pray that the Holy Spirit will fill all my children, keep them close to the Lord and use them to bring glory to God in whatever career they choose.

    We love you guys! Thank you so much for all the inspiration. May God Bless and keep you!

  • As a soon to be published author (religious non-fiction) and aspiring evangelist, the content of this podcast was GOLD! Both Brandon and Fr Blake express yourselves so well and in such an enlightening way. I plan on listening to and reflecting on this episode a couple more times and hope to use everything taught here as I step into this calling with faith and trust. Thank you!

  • Love watching your podcasts though I am getting behind!! I try to evangelize my grandchildren, ages 4 to 22 years, by sending them greetings on the anniversary of their baptisms. I am one of the fortunate ones to have had all of my grandchildren baptized though many have not been given the formation to understand their faith. I also send greetings on the day they received the Eucharist and were confirmed, for some of them have also received these sacraments. And I do this for my four children as well who have all received their sacraments. Three do not attend Mass and one does out of a sense of duty. One of my sons requested a copy of the Word on Fire bible so I bought it and sent it on its way. Every so often I ask him how the reading is going and his response is usually that it’s going slowly. It’s God’s plan, not mine. I pray!! Thank you both for all you do!!

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