Daily Archives: January 22, 2015

One at a time

Yes, faith is ultimately an individual gift and an individual choice, but as St. Francis Xavier laments, there are so many who aren’t even given the chance to make the choice. As Ven. Fulton Sheen tells us, there are millions who reject the Church not because of what She is but what they think She is. Worldwide, 1 in 7 people claims to be Catholic. What if every person who claims to be Catholic reached out to *one* non-Catholic a year? What if every weekly mass attending, daily praying Catholic reached out to just one “lapsed Catholic” a year?
Invite someone to mass with you. Invite them to pray the Rosary or the Office with you. Give them books–not just apologetics but spirituality, lives of the saints, etc.
What if, as parishes (and this takes both volunteers and pastoral support) did the sorts of “parish life” activities that Protestants, Mormons and Muslims attract members by having, but Catholics usually dismiss as “proselytism”?

“Go and preach the good news to the world.”