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FAITH ALIVE: Increasing Mass attendance
Worshippers are scattered among pews at a church during Mass in 2011. Approximately every 10 years beginning in 1955, Gallup has reported a steady decline in the percentage of Catholics who report attending Mass regularly. From a high of 75 percent in 1955, the figure tailed to 46 percent in 1983-86, and reached an all-time low of 39 percent in 2014-17, according to the most recent survey issued in early April. CNS file photo
Worshippers are scattered among pews at a church during Mass in 2011. Approximately every 10 years beginning in 1955, Gallup has reported a steady decline in the percentage of Catholics who report attending Mass regularly. From a high of 75 percent in 1955, the figure tailed to 46 percent in 1983-86, and reached an all-time low of 39 percent in 2014-17, according to the most recent survey issued in early April. CNS file photo
How do we, as Catholics, make our parishes, liturgies, programs and processes more appealing to Catholics and non-Catholics alike? More ...
Friday, June 15, 2018

FAITH ALIVE: Spiritual Summer
As the weather warms up, we begin to spend more time outside, relaxing with family and friends, and taking vacation. All of those are good things, but they shouldn't lead to us taking a vacation from our vocation. More ...
Friday, June 8, 2018
Faith Alive -- Cultural Diversity in Parishes
Catholics need to work together to form parish communities where every person, regardless of race, ethnicity or culture, has a place at the eucharistic table. More ...
Friday, June 1, 2018
FAITH ALIVE -- Mission trips
Joe Young spent last summer on a mission trip to Magadan, a city in the Russian Far East, where an American priest serves a parish on the site of a former Stalinist labor camp. More ...
Friday, May 25, 2018
FAITH ALIVE -- Pentecost: Filled with the Spirit

The Spirit's promise that life always can be renewed is the promise of Pentecost.

Sometimes, as with the apostles, the Spirit's manifestation is astonishing and the results immediate. Our experience may not be as sudden or startling, but it's no less profound.

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Friday, May 18, 2018
FAITH ALIVE -- Graduation
Transition from one phase of life to the next offers the opportunity for reflection.

After graduation, gap year volunteer experiences can expand recent graduates' worldviews and faith lives.
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Friday, May 11, 2018
FAITH ALIVE: Engagement: Preparing for marriage
Engaged couples should discuss and begin to form the habits and virtues they hope to carry into married life. More ...
Friday, May 4, 2018
FAITH ALIVE: Sports and spirituality
What is a Catholic approach to sports? Can it make a difference? More ...
Friday, April 27, 2018
Faith Alive! 2018 No. 19 -- Authenticating and protecting relics
To better ensure that the veneration of relics is properly followed, the Congregation for Saints' Causes released a new instruction December 2017 aimed at upholding the integrity of the practice. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
FAITH ALIVE: 'Sensus fidelium': the sense of the faithful
There are many moving examples where the sense of the faithful can be seen preserving the faith. More ...
Friday, April 13, 2018
FAITH ALIVE: Holy Friendship
A truly virtuous and holy friendship is one that wills the good of the other above all and encourages the practice of virtue and ultimately friendship with God. More ...
Friday, April 6, 2018



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