A reader alerted me to an initiative undertaken in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savanah.
Here is an excerpt from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The archdiocese, in partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, is embarking on an aggressive evangelization campaign called “Catholics Come Home,” which was launched partly to bring the once-faithful back into the fold. The campaign, which will run from Dec. 16 through Jan. 29, will include television commercials in English and Spanish, the use of the Internet and social media and census counts at area services.
The program also falls in step with a call by the late Pope John Paul II for the church to undergo “a new evangelization.”
This is the sort of thing we need.
Frankly, I believe the older forms of liturgy, and liturgical worship informed by a deep sense of continuity, together with strong clear preaching must form the tip of the spear and the binding that holds the tip.
Fallen-away Catholics are numerous. Something must be done.