Why young people and women leave the Church, and how to bring them back

The first step to bringing people back into the community of the Church will always be an invitation, offered in the context of a relationship

At a recent Sunday Mass, the priest preached on the Gospel passage where Jesus beckons to his soon-to-be disciples: “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  The priest then asked us to consider the following questions: What kind of “bait” do I use to draw people to Jesus? Do I attract people to the Faith by the way I live? By how I speak? Do I throw stones at … [Read more...]