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Diocese to launch ‘Catholics Come Home’ campaign

Statement issued Friday:

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has announced that the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is partnering with Catholics Come Home to launch a media campaign this winter inviting inactive or under-active Catholics to “come home” to the Catholic Church.

Catholics Come Home is an independent, non-profit, lay Catholic organization dedicated to producing and airing faith messages via local, national and international television spots and web sites.

“Beginning this coming December 17, television viewers in the Fort Wayne and South Bend area markets will be encouraged to take another look at the Catholic Church,” said Natalie Kohrman, director of the Office of Evangelization and Spiritual Development for the diocese. “Several different spots inviting those who have been away from the Catholic Church to “come home” will air through the end of January 2012,” she said.

Viewers will be directed to the Catholics Come Home website at: www.catholicscomehome.org (or www.catholiciosregresen.org for those who speak Spanish). The websites feature several television spots and answers to commonly asked questions about the Catholic faith, and a parish finder keyed to the visitor’s zip code, Kohrman explained.

“These media resources already have helped to invite hundreds of thousands of lapsed Catholics and converts home to the Catholic Church, and encourage practicing Catholics to go deeper in their understanding and practice of the Catholic faith,” she added.

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