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Back to VirtueBack to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion, Dr. Peter Kreeft

“Kreeft issues a clear call to all Christians to get back to their active pursuit of real virtue in their daily lives. This in-depth analysis of the meaning of the virtues and their connection with the Beatitudes also summarizes a scriptural and theological wisdom on leading a holy life. Includes the accumulated wisdom of St. Paul, C.S. Lewis, and many others.”

Pope Benedict's Prayer Intentions for July 2010

Let us join our Holy Father in prayer for his following July 2010 petitions-

74633849po101_pope_assisiThe Holy Father’s general intention is:
“That in every nation of the world the election of officials may be carried out with justice, transparency and honesty, respecting the free decisions of citizens.”

His missionary intention is:
“That Christians may strive to offer everywhere, but especially in great urban centres, an effective contribution to the promotion of education, justice, solidarity and peace.”

Lord, hear our prayer.

Have you ever been asked:
Where does the Pope get his authority to lead the Church on earth?
What do Catholics believe about ‘apostolic succession’?
Visit CatholicsComeHome.org to ‘brush up’ on your answers to these important foundations of our faith!

Did you know this?

Catholics Come Home Question of the Day:

What is the difference between a cathedral, a basilica, and a shrine?

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Fun fact (from above article): There are over 1400 minor basilicas around the world, 527 just in Italy alone.

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Supportive E-mail We Received From Wendy in WI!

We are blessed with many supportive messages and conversion stories that we receive via e-mail.  Hope the message below from Wendy in Wisconsin inspires your day:

“I was so impressed by your beautiful tv commercials, I had to come check you out. I was away from the Church for many years, and have been “home” for about 12 years. I am a Eucharistic Minister & Catechist in my parish, and I am very interested in helping others to find their way into the Church. I will be sharing your information with my parish and friends who have fallen away from God. Thank you for starting such an important ministry! God Bless You!” – Wendy, WI

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Archdiocese of Chicago: Catholics Came Home After Ad Campaign

Chicago Breaking News

Archdiocese: Catholics came home after ad campaign

June 30, 2010 5:12 PM

Mass attendance went up more than 8 percent in most parishes between October and February according to a count taken after a “Catholics Come Home” advertising campaign, according to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

The evangelization effort, which ran between Christmas and Super Bowl Sunday, featured a series of 2,000 ads that aired on 16 channels. The ads included testimonials from lapsed Catholics who had returned to the church and mini-documentaries of the church’s historic presence around the world.

The message was that no matter what mistakes have been made, people can find forgiveness by going back to church.

The Chicago Archdiocese’s Office for Evangelization released the report on the attendance increase with the caveat that its Office of Research and Planning conducted the count at the beginning of Lent, when traditionally more people attend Sunday Mass.

Additional surveys distributed to pastors showed that 88 percent think the archdiocese should use media to evangelize in the future; 71 percent thought the initiative benefited their parishes; and 52 percent reported an increase in confessions.

The Catholics Come Home campaign  was a collaborative effort of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Dioceses of Joliet and Rockford.

Why go to Mass?

Have you ever had people tell you that they think Mass is “boring” or that they don’t really get anyting out of it? Perhaps you have even felt that way at some point in your life.

CCH Epic - MonstranceCheck out this great article: 8 Reasons to Go to Mass.

“If you really thought about who you are, who God is, and how much thanks you owe Him, you would want to go to Mass. The Mass would become the source and center of your spiritual life.” - JAMES STENSON

A Supportive E-mail From Australia!

CatholicsComeHome.org Receives Wonderful Messages of Support From Around the Globe…Check-out this E-mail We Received from Jenny in Australia:

“Every time I see your ad on EWTN or look at your web site I am reduced to tears.

We are trusting that it will have the same effect on those who see it on the cards that we will be letter box dropping in Brisbane suburbs with an invitation to join us in giving glory to God.

Catholics Come Home is truly inspired by the Holy Spirit.

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Yours in the mercy of Christ,
Jenny
Brisbane, Australia”

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