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Thank you for taking the time to take this month's poll.

In this month's Reader Survey, we want to find out how you feel about your parish. Tell us about your faith community.

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Submitted by babyching (not verified) on

It depends on what you mean by "welcoming". Protestant churches are much more aggressive in recruiting new members, but I prefer the Catholic approach.

Protestant churches seek new faces out and smother them. Catholic churches let people see what it's all about with no pressure. I appreciate the Catholic way.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

I agree wholeheartedly with babyching -- the Catholic church is very welcoming without pressuring or smothering, and I prefer that approach as well. In fact, it has a lot to do with why I have remained.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

As a traditional Catholic, I have never felt welcomed in a run-of-the-mill liberalised Parish. Indeed I have been driven out.

It very much appears that the "all are welcome" idea has an unspoken codacil: "So long as you are progressive and liberal."

Appalling. Which is why I have refused to vote in this poll.

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