Saw one of their ads on TV last night and couldn't believe my eyes or ears. The Catholic church is now actually advertising for new members. I don't believe they've ever done that before. They must really be starting to feel the pinch. (I can understand that. It must be rather difficult to convince people to allow you to rape their children -- not a task I'd care to undertake even if I were inclined to do so.)
This is just hilarious. Apparently God isn't doing a good enough job infecting people with the Holy Spirit.
Or, maybe, as you suggest, people don't want anything to do with an institution that turns its back on abuse victims while shuffling perps around, denying wrongdoing, and playing the victim.
I find the following from their website amusing: "At Catholics Come Home, we are dedicated to presenting the honest truth about even very difficult subjects. We want to share with you the beautiful, historical and miraculous aspects of the Catholic Church. People who have taken the time to explore our site are surprised to find out that there is much more to Catholicism than they ever realized."
I seriously doubt they will actually provide meaningful answers to the "difficult subjects". I wonder if that truth includes a Geocentric flat earth universe?
As far as "beautiful, historical and miraculous aspects of the Catholic Church" I am still struggling to think of an example that supports this. I don't consider burning people at the stake, strappado, and other forms of torture and violence to be "beautiful". The "historical" aspects of the Catholic Church include supporting slavery, persecution, misogyny, genocide, rape, racism, etc. Not something to boast about. The miraculous aspects of the Church? No more "miraculous" than the "miraculous" aspects of Voodoo (which is a blend of Catholicism and traditional African customs, as is Santeria).
This site appeals largely to the ignorant who are easily sold on such misinformation and appeals to emotion. Maybe they should just pray that God will send them more followers. If he does, their prayers will be answered, yay God! If not, it's not part of God's plan for the Church to have more followers. I doubt they would consider either the possibility that A) God does not like them or B) God is not real.