You Catholic and worried? Tim Drake has some encouragement. His new book Young and Catholic (Amazon link here, website here) profiles, well, young Catholics. There’s enthusiasm, scholarship, service. The book leaves you quite optimistic—I read it in galleys a few months back. The more ecumenical counterpart to Drake’s Young and Catholic is Colleen Carroll’s (now Campbell) 2002 The New Faithful (review here, Amazon link here)–both encouraging reports about the future of the faithful.