Dec 082011

Catholics across the United States are being invited to “come home” to the Catholic Church in a campaign that runs Dec. 16-Jan. 8.

Mary Wieser, director of faith formation for the Diocese of Davenport, said this nation-wide campaign will include television advertising across the U.S.

She encourages pastors and their parishes’ evangelization and welcoming teams to prepare for the campaign. “Ask what your parish can do to make all feel that they are welcomed,” she said.

Catholics Come Home is sponsoring the campaign and expects its commercials will hit 10,000 cities coast to coast and be seen by up to 250 million viewers. The ads will run during prime time shows on national network television stations.

According to Catholics Come Home, it is estimated that 70 percent of baptized Catholics no longer practice their faith.

For the past three years, Catholics Come Home has helped “well over 30,000 inactive Catholics (and converts) come home in 30 dioceses,” campaign organizers said.

For more information about the campaign, visit

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