A God who still Attracts

Father Bob’s Ascension Homily…


Feast of the Ascension B

Perhaps because the Met have lost four in a row, I will share some bad news about the good news.  The Pew Research Forum released their report “America’s Changing Religious Landscape and the numbers are not pretty. After years of making up 25% of the American Population Catholics now make up only 20%.   We have usually had roughly the same amount of people coming into the Church as leaving the Church.  Now for every convert, there are 6.5 who leave.  And do you know what at 13% would be the second biggest denomination in the country?  Former Catholics.

Last night I taught a class on Pope Francis and his desire for a missionary church. There can be no longer be any doubt that now is the time for that.  Now is the time to tell better the story we know so well, the story that…

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