Natch, we liturgists have know this for years. Want your kids to be Catholic adults? Take ‘em to church every Sunday and holy day. Do you think we clergy, lay ministers, and schools are going to instill it without you? Archbishop Wuerl tells it from a bigger pulpit:
The report highlights the importance of Mass attendance among children and teenagers. Adolescence is a critical time in religious development and, as the poll shows, what happens in the teen years has a long-lasting affect. We have to help young people and their parents appreciate the importance of going to weekly Mass so teenagers know Jesus is there for them now and always.