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‘Catholics Come Home’ to launch in Peach State

December 9th, 2010, Promulgated by Mike

The entire state of Georgia is about to become the latest focal point of the Catholics Come Home program.  The Archdiocese of Atlanta has teamed up with the Diocese of Savannah to sponsor this statewide outreach to inactive and/or alienated Catholics, with thousands of TV spots scheduled to begin airing December 17 and running through January 23.

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By Lent of next year the Catholics Come Home program will have been sponsored by well over two dozen dioceses and archdioceses.

Results thus far have been impressive, with Mass attendance up an average of 10% several months after the TV spots stopped airing. Specific results include

Corpus Christi, up 17.7%,
Phoenix, up 12%,
Chicago, up 8.1%, and
Green Bay, up 7.4%.

BTW, the lowest uptick (2%) appears to have occurred in the Diocese of Lincoln, where Mass attendance is now running at 62%. (Yes, 62% – it’s not a typo).

By way of contrast, Spirit Alive!, DOR’s multi-year program of spiritual renewal, has had no discernible effect on our ongoing 3.5 to 4.0% annual decline in Mass attendance.  Given this failure one would think that the powers-that-be at Buffalo Rd. might want to take a look at a program with a track record of success.  If so, I’ll make it easy for them:

Click here.

(Sources for the above data are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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3 Responses to “‘Catholics Come Home’ to launch in Peach State”

  1. Sfomo says:

    Some of us on the Evangelization Committee of the Irondequoit parishes suggested that we post the website of Catholics Come Home in the bulletin. We weren’t permitted to do it. Never did find out why.

  2. Anonymous says:

    But you know why. Orthodoxy is hated and not welcomed in the DOR. It would be nice if they at least fessed up to their beliefs and policies.

  3. Sfomo says:

    Wonders never cease! I just noticed that the Blessed Kateri parish website has links to Catholics Come Home!!!

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