Great Catholic Parishes–by William E. Simon Jr.

Anyone reviewing data from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study might find the results sobering, with signs of decreasing church attendance and participation. Great Catholic Parishes (Ave Maria Press, 2016) by William E. Simon Jr., on the other, gives us good cause to have hope for the Catholic parish in America. The author, William E. SimonContinue reading “Great Catholic Parishes–by William E. Simon Jr.”

A Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion – by Joe Paprocki

A Church on the Move (Loyola Press, 2016) is an insightful, inspiring, and practical book that looks at issues related to spiritual complacency and obstacles to growth in the Catholic parish setting. The author identifies fifty-two strategies for moving from a stagnant, maintenance culture toward a church with vitality and purposeful action. Each chapter kicksContinue reading “A Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion – by Joe Paprocki”