Tags: catholic | ad | campaign

Holiday Ad Campaign Aims to Bring Catholics Home

Wednesday, 07 Dec 2011 11:40 AM

By Greg McDonald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Catholic church plans to launch a nationwide advertising campaign during the Christmas holidays aimed at drawing lapsed souls back into the fold as they watch college football bowl games and several popular television shows.
 
The ads sponsored by Catholics Come Home, a lay organization faithful to church teachings, will showcase personal family moments and provide a brief history lesson of Catholicism, according to a report Wednesday in the Denver Post.
 
The television commercials will air in all major U.S. television markets from Dec. 16 through Jan. 8 on such programs at NBC’s “Today Show,” “NBC Nightly News,” and CBS’s “NCIS.” The commercials will also be seen during many of the college bowl games.
 
The campaign could reach an estimated 250 million viewers, according to the Post.
 
“In our 2,000-year-history, the church has never run a nationwide campaign like this,” Catholics Come Home founder and president Tom Peterson‚Äč told the Post.
 
The church has sponsored a number of regional efforts in several major cities aimed at luring people back into the fold. Those campaigns have produced results, increasing church attendance in the areas where they took place.
 
But the church is hoping for much better turnouts on Sundays around the country as the national campaign runs its course.
 
The Post story noted, for example, that a recent survey by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University found that 42.7 million Catholics, or about two-thirds of all U.S. Catholics, don’t attend Mass.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Raven-Symone: Bill Cosby Never Laid a Hand on Me, 'Keep Me Out of This'

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 17:27 PM

Raven-Symone was the latest actress to be dragged into the growing scandal attached to Bill Cosby, but she went online t . . .

Ty Herndon Comes Out: Country Singer 'Out, Proud, and Happy'

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 17:01 PM

Country singer Ty Herndon came out Tuesday, revealing publicly that he is gay. . . .

Duchess of Alba Dies: World's Most Titled Aristocrat Was 88

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 15:37 PM

The Duchess of Alba, one of Europe's wealthiest and most titled aristocrats, has died. She was 88. . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved