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FADICA-sponsored research identifies keys to Catholic parish vitality

Four key areas studied, eight characteristics identified

Washington, DC (June 2, 2020) -- Catholic parishes that are welcoming and missionary create real vitality in the life of the parish says a major new study titled, “Open Wide the Doors to Christ: A Study of Catholic Social Innovation for Parish Vitality.” The research was commissioned by FADICA, a unique peer network of philanthropists supporting Catholic activities, and conducted by Marti R. Jewell, D.Min. and Mark Mogilka, MSW, MA. Read more...

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE—A GIFT
​OR A RISK TO THE CHURCH?

By Shannon Hopkins,

RootedGood Co-Founder and Lead Cultivator 

“If we stay where we are, we’re stuck, where we’re comfortable and safe, we die there. … When nothing new can get in, that’s death. When oxygen can’t find a way in, you die. But new is scary, and new can be disappointing, and confusing– we had this all figured out, and now we don’t. New is life.” ― Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.


I love Anne Lamott and her words here are wise. If we stay where we are, we are stuck. If nothing new can get in, that’s death. We had this all figured out, and now we don’t. True. True. True! Read more...