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!

Catholics Come Home® Partner, Archdiocese of Boston, Establishes New Evangelization Office

The impact of the Archdiocese of Boston’s 2011 Catholics Come Home® initiative played a part in inspiring Cardinal Seán to establish an Office of New Evangelization.  Read the excerpt from Boston’s The Pilot, below:

Archdiocese has a new tool for the new evangelization
By Christopher S. Pineo

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley is pictured with Michael M. Lavigne and Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization Bishop Arthur Kennedy outside their new Pastoral Center offices Aug. 1. Pilot photo/courtesy CardinalSeansBlog.org

Posted: 8/10/2012

BRAINTREE — After concluding his tenure as rector at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Bishop Arthur L. Kennedy took up his duties as Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization with his new assistant Michael M. Lavigne on July 1.

The new office will follow the mandate set by Pope Benedict XVI when he appointed Archbishop Rino Fisichella to head the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization. Bishop Kennedy said the new evangelization in the archdiocese will extend programs meant to get Catholics back to Church and regular faith life such as Catholics Come Home® and Why Catholic?

“Our task now is to really begin to address the questions more methodologically, that have been identified in large measure by Pope Benedict and by this new council,” he said.

Bishop Kennedy said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley spurred the creation of the office out of concern for the need for a new evangelization, a concern that extends well beyond the archdiocese.

“This concern that he has, is a concern of basically the whole Church in the West,” Bishop Kennedy said.

The bishop described the difference between “the old” evangelization, undertaken as the Gospel spread through a world unfamiliar with early Christianity, and the new evangelization, called for in the face of waning support in previously established strongholds of Christianity.

He said the two evangelizations exist alongside each other as some parts of the world find the message anew and some need the message renewed.

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