7 February 2003
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Four years ago, the future of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco looked bleak. Pews were emptying and the authorities began talking of a “merger”. Incoming pastor Fr Joseph Illo decided to try something new. Today, Mass attendance is growing by 12 per cent a year and income has more than doubled. In this week’s cover story, Fr Illo reveals how he helped to revitalise the parish. And Bishop Philip Egan explains how to renew a diocese. Elsewhere in this edition, Fr Benedict Kiely is appalled by media sympathy for ISIS brides. Sohrab Ahmari glimpses the future of Catholic college education. And Andrew M Brown asks if there’s a difference between fasting and dieting. I hope you enjoy the issue.