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July 19, 2014 – Fallen-away Catholics: Why did they fall away and how do we get them back?

    Statistics:

  • Growth in the 19th century; decline in the second half of the 20th century and 21st century
  • Trends in the Church that led to the decline
  • Family and parish practices that hastened the decline
    The good news:

  • The Catholic Church has suffered decline before and bounced back
  • How to make converts: Insights from the early Christians
  • Practical tips for Catholics to try at home