Our most recent survey of those Catholics who attend Sunday
Mass revealed that less than 10 percent receive any Catholic
reading material in their homes. That means more than 90 percent
of Catholic households receive all of their news and information
about the church from secular sources.
In order for our faith to continue being a life-giving presence
in the world, it must be fully appropriated by the baptized.
That is why I have initiated a long-term process to deepen the
sense of Catholic identity among our people.
The local presbyterate is identifying methods for achieving this
goal, and one way we can begin to support this effort immediately
is by ensuring that more Catholic households receive The Catholic
You can help by participating in one or more
of The Progress promotion programs reached through the right menu.