Read & Watch Rome Reports TV News Agency: “Catholics Come Home: Commercials boost church attendance”, story below:
May 6, 2010. This commercial highlights the vital part the Catholic Church has played in establishing hospitals, churches, orphanages, and schools and its role in marriage, family life, Scripture and sacraments.
The same ad has also increased mass attendance by an average of 11 percent.
Aired in 12 archdioceses and dioceses around the United States, it addresses often misunderstood aspects of the Catholic faith.
Catholics Come Home, a non profit, broadcasts these messages for the purpose of reaching inactive Catholics, non-Catholics or even current Catholics so they can learn about the Church and live a deeper faith. The ads can also be seen at this website catolicosvoltemparacasa.org.
Only 33 percent of U.S. Catholics attend Mass on a weekly basis.
And while nearly one-in-three Americans were raised in the Catholic faith, today fewer than one-in-four describe themselves as Catholic.
Catholics Come Home hopes to change these numbers.