Catholics Come Home

Accessed November 30, 2017.
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The campaign and resources provided by Catholics Come Home are an excellent starting point for parishes or diocesan groups concerned with outreach to “lapsed Catholics” and those without a church home. Founded in 2010 by Tom Peterson, a lay Catholic and advertising executive, the high-profile television commercials and online messaging of Catholics Come Home are backed up with resources for download, as well as concrete suggestions for parishes seeking to be more visible and welcoming. Pointing to the decline of attendance at mass, this web resource says that nearly 70% of baptized Catholics are not actively practicing the faith, and seeks to offer an inviting path back into regular participation in the life of a congregation, including an online directory that allows a visitor to find and connect with their local parish.