Friday, April 13, 2018

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Gus talks about a recent Gallup poll that shows that mass attendance in the United States is dwindling. According to the poll, fewer than four in 10 Catholics attend mass weekly and that mass attendance is down six percentage points over the past decade. Gus addresses these and other key points of the poll and asks listeners these four questions:

  1. Why is this happening?
  2. How do we keep those already in?
  3. How can the Church reach out better to occasional mass attendees?
  4. What can the Church do to reach out better to those who never go to mass?

Also, it's Friday so that means Prayer Time and Gus spends a little time giving some books away.

1 comment

  • Tina from Massachusetts: April 13, 2018

    I was listening in during the noon hour regarding mass attendance and wholeheartedly agree with you that if people knew more about the mass and why we do what we do, they would find it a pleasure to go to mass and develop a stronger relationship with God. People in today’s society want to do things that provide pleasure in their lives and if going to church doesn’t do that for them, they don’t go. I have been a lifelong Catholic since my infant baptism and have only just recently experienced what it is like to be in a church that has a great priest who gives very personal homilies that relate everyday experiences to the gospel and it totally reached through to my soul receiving these homilies week after week and created a desire within me to dig deeper in my faith and draw closer to God… especially in this day and age we live in which seems to be so negative, it is nice to feel the peace and love you get from a relationship with God. Your book Magnetic Christianity is amazing and I am reading it over and over to improve on the areas I am weak in…. Such a pleasurable book to read and apply to your life. I have told many about it.

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