Michael Daley, a religion teacher at St Xavier High School in Cincinnati, attends a local megachurch at the invitation of a student's family and ponders why 30-50% of the megagachurch congregation are former Catholics and why he is still Catholic. See the article in the January 29, 2010 Catholic Telegraph: What Keeps Me Catholic?
The Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 New York Times included an article Pastors in Northwest Find Focus in ‘Green’ that promoted being a Green Church as a way to evangelize. I found this a curious fulfillment of the USCCB letter Go and Make Disciples in that in promoting Gospel values to value the Earth and the environment, it was also possible to attract those who had no church community.
Our Lady of Soledad Parish has adapted the Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Church growth model but Catholicized it. In the December 21 2009 edition of America Magazine, in an article titled Parish Revival, Pastor Bruce Cecil describes his process. His goal was to stop being a “sacramental machine” for families who came for Baptism, First Communion or Marriage only to vanish once the sacrament was received.