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Washington pastor's apostolic goal: double parish membership

Catholic World News - September 15, 2011

At a time when many US dioceses are retrenching and closing parishes, an energetic pastor in Washington, DC is thinking about expansion, and has set the goal of doubling his parish membership within a year.

Msgr. Charles Pope tells Our Sunday Visitor that "simply increasing numbers is not the only, or even most important goal. But rather, that we should authentically evangelize and draw souls to Christ, to his Sacraments, his Word and the fellowship of the Church."

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  • Posted by: parochus - Sep. 15, 2011 7:39 PM ET USA

    And when they're doubled - he wins.

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