Tuesday, February 12
The Great Thing about Easter
But the great thing about Easter is that, when you wake up Easter morning, you know you have a few thousand more brothers in Christ that you didn't have before.
I think the average number of annual conversions to Catholicism in the United States has been around 30,000. I'm not sure exactly. Whatever the number of new converts per year is, it's equivalent to a small, national protestant denomination.
But Detroit is more than carrying its weight: this Easter, over a thousand souls will enter the diocese of Detroit.
If every diocese brought in 1,000 candidates, the Catholic Church would grow by around 165,000 members / year, a number roughly equal to the total membership of the Baptist General Conference.