“When I went off to college, I went to Mass for the first couple of months. Then I just sort of stopped going. It didn’t take long. By the end of my first semester I was totally away.”
Does this sound like someone you know? Wish your child or someone you love would return to the Church? You need a game plan.
What is RETURN ?
The Catholic Church is hemorrhaging young people. Half of young Americans (50% exactly) who were raised Catholic no longer identify as Catholic today. Four out of five Catholics who left the Church left before age 23.
Today, millions of parents grieve their fallen-away children and describe their situation as “helpless” and “hopeless.” They feel helpless because their children tune them out or ignore them whenever they bring up religious topics, and they feel hopeless because they think it’s impossible their children would ever come back. These parents are desperate to do something—they just don’t know what to do.
That’s why Catholic evangelist Brandon Vogt spent several months researching the problem, talking with experts and those who have left and returned, all to determine what really works to draw young people back. The result is a collection of resources which pull together the best tips, tools, and strategies.
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