Chances are you know many lapsed Catholics in your life. The statistics would suggest we each know at least four. I bet you know many more. So how do we get them back into the pews? How do we get them reconciled with God and living a life of grace again? How can we reconnect them to Heaven?
Sit down with John Manos and discuss what Fr. Hardon said needs to happen. There are five distinct activities we need to undertake to retrieve lapsed Catholics to the pews!
Hint: the solution does not involve more fellowship and focus groups at your parish.
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About John B. Manos
John B. Manos, Esq. is an attorney and chemical engineer. He has a dog, Fyo, and likes photography, astronomy, and dusty old books published by Benzinger Brothers. He is the President of the Bellarmine Forum.