October 20, 2016
We studied hundreds of parishes to figure out what makes the vibrant ones shine.
Some wag once quipped, “I’m not asleep, but that doesn’t mean I’m awake.” This vividly describes many of today’s churchgoers. Though disciplined about attendance, many believers sleepwalk through faith. In my Catholic tradition, the number of parishioners who regularly attend Mass and truly engage with the church stands between 7% and 18%.
Read the full op-ed by William E Simon, Jr on the Wall Street Journal, “Waking Up from Spiritual Sleepwalking”