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New COVID-19 surge has East European churches struggling

WARSAW, Poland — As governments across Europe reimpose curbs to counter a winter spike in the coronavirus, church leaders are urging citizens in less-protected...

Delaware, Maryland resort-area pastors say their churches still have room as...

Despite reports of heavy crowds in Delaware’s resort towns and Ocean City, Md., priests in the Ocean Deanery say there’s still room in their...

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....

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