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Attending Mass on Sunday night becoming new tradition for many Catholics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Going to church on Sunday morning is a tradition for most Catholics, but a new trend may be emerging: Sunday-evening Masses. St....

New Pew survey looks at why Americans go or don’t go...

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Pew Research Center survey found that the main reason Americans attend worship services is to feel closer to God, but...

Ways to increase Mass attendance

I recognized the man in the pew as an active member of a neighboring parish. After Mass I greeted him and asked what brought...

Parishes across U.S. show growth, enthusiasm among members

Despite a national trend of decreasing Mass attendance and shrinking parishes, bright spots of hope can be found in the vibrant, active and growing...

Mass attendance: It’s down, again — but among whom?

"Facts are stubborn things," said Mark Twain, "but statistics are pliable." With that in mind, let us examine a recent Gallup survey that reported a...

Living Our Faith: Increasing Mass attendance

How do we, as Catholics, make our parishes, liturgies, programs and processes more appealing to Catholics and non-Catholics alike? The answer is relatively simple: Welcome....

Diocese to close Wilmington’s Christ Our King Parish in the fall

Dialog Editor Bishop Malooly announced at a May 17 meeting with parishioners of Christ Our King Church that the parish would be closed in the...

Research report: Pope’s popularity hasn’t boosted church attendance

Catholic News Service Pope Francis’ popularity began immediately after his March 13, 2013, election when he walked onto the balcony and humbly greeted the crowd...

Survey finds Mass attendance down, but Catholics loyal to faith

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- Although Mass attendance continues to decline among American Catholics, loyalty to Catholic identification remains strong, according to the results of...

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