Happy Feast of St. Matthew!

“As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he rose and followed him. And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ But when he heard it, he said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.” For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.'” -Matthew 9:9-13

Real Men Choose Virtue

Check out Dr. Tim Gray’s article, “The Virtuous Life Is Worth Living: Real Men Choose Virtue,” and share with the other men in your life!

“Many men want to be good husbands and fathers, but if this wanting is not supplemented by the virtues — the skills for successful moral living — then a successful landing will be unlikely. To guide the ship of our moral life to port we must be men who are seasoned in the virtues, and so possess the habits that will enable us to live the values we profess. Values alone will not suffice…”

Are you living the virtuous life?

Who’s Coming Home?

According to a number of CCH Partner Dioceses, over 300,000 souls “came home”, and Mass attendance increased an average of 10% following Catholics Come Home campaigns. Check out our interactive map to see a sampling of some of the dioceses that have run the Catholics Come Home program and what they’ve had to report back!

Has your diocese had Catholics Come Home? If you want to see CCH television commercials and people return to the Church in your area, contact your diocese and let them know! 

Thank you for your continued support of Catholics Come Home. God bless you!

Happy Feast of St. Gregory the Great!

St. Gregory the Great truly was a saint of “great” accomplishments. But most importantly, St. Gregory accepted God’s will for him with deep humility and a servant’s heart.

Read more about the life of St. Gregory the Great. One of the things he is known for is strengthening respect for Catholic doctrine among the faithful. How well do you know your Catholic doctrine? Take a moment to learn how to better explain and defend Catholic Church teachings at CatholicsComeHome.org!

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!

Happy Feasts of Saints Monica and Augustine!

At Catholics Come Home, we hear from many parents who continually pray for their children to return to the Catholic Church. There are few people who understand these parents’ hearts and struggles better than St. Monica.

St. Monica prayed unceasingly, fasted, and wept for the conversion of her son, Augustine, back to the Catholic Faith from his wayward lifestyle. Before St. Monica’s death, St. Augustine became a practicing Catholic–and he would later go on to become one of the greatest bishops and theologians the Church has ever seen.

“I do not know what there is left for me to do or why I am still here, all my hopes in this world being now fulfilled. All I wished for was that I might see you a Catholic and a child of Heaven. God granted me even more than this in making you despise earthly felicity and consecrate yourself to His service.” -St. Monica to St. Augustine

If you have children away from the Church (or any family or close friends), pray to St. Monica! In her own words: “Nothing is far from God.”

St. Monica (feast day: August 27) and St. Augustine (feast day: August 28), pray for us!

Invite people home to Rome on the road!

Do you have a Catholics Come Home car magnet on your car? If not, order a car magnet today for you and a friend and evangelize in traffic!

“Just want to let you know that a few days after I put my recently-purchased Catholics Come Home magnet on my car, someone stopped me in the grocery store parking lot to discuss it. He said he was thinking about coming back to Mass. I knew your magnet was going to impact someone; that’s why I wanted to display it. I just didn’t know I was going to get a personal response. Keep up the good work!!!” -Evelyn S. Park Forest, IL

Thank you for supporting Catholics Come Home with your small donation, and for helping invite more Catholics home to the Church!

Feast of the Queenship of Mary

“The feast is a logical follow-up to the Assumption and is now celebrated on the octave day of that feast. In his encyclical To the Queen of Heaven, Pius XII points out that Mary deserves the title because she is Mother of God, because she is closely associated as the New Eve with Jesus’ redemptive work, because of her preeminent perfection and because of her intercessory power.” -read more from AmericanCatholic.org

Where in Scripture do we see Mary as Queen Mother? Check out CCH theological advisory board member Dr. Scott Hahn’s article: Mary, Holy Mother.

How are you celebrating Mary’s Queenship in your life and home today?