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Welcome Back: Louisville Launches Innovative Program for Lapsed Catholics

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Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 01/07/16

From the Archdiocese of Louisville’s website:

During this Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis, the Archdiocese of Louisville seeks to reach out to those who have become disconnected from the Catholic Church. Through a personal invitation from Archbishop Kurtz, listening sessions, and helpful resources, we hope to help individuals reconnect to a faith community and address their questions, concerns, and hopes.

The page includes links for those who would like to submit the name of a friend or family member, along with a link for those who want to reconnect and have questions:

If you have been away from the Church, Christ longs for your return to join Him in the praise of God at weekly worship. There are many reasons why Catholics leave the Church: they may have drifted away or may have been away for some time and feel uncomfortable about what to expect when coming back. They may have experienced a marriage difficulty, a hurtful situation, overwhelming circumstances in life, disagreements about Church teaching or practice, or disappointment in a particular person or parish community. If you want to return, we’re willing to listen to your story, work out whatever problems have occurred, or just simply welcome you home. The Archdiocese is holding listening sessions at locations throughout our Archdiocese. Other resources include the Tribunal to address marriage issues, individuals who will walk with you as you return to the Church, family counseling, education and formation programs, and so on. Perhaps you just wish to receive printed information or our archdiocesan newspaper at this point.  We will do whatever we can to help.

Visit the page for more.

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