Tag: "evangelization"

Child-Killing and the New Evangelization
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Child-Killing and the New Evangelization

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Recently, at the invitation of Vatican officials, our Priests for Life team prepared some input for next year’s Synod of Bishops on the topic of the New Evangelization. Every few years, representatives of bishops’ conferences from around the world gather for several weeks of deliberations in Rome concerning one or another aspect of the Church’s […]

In Siberia, Church Grows from Martyr's Blood
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In Siberia, Church Grows from Martyr’s Blood

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Thanks to support from Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a new diocesan center has opened in Novosibirsk, Siberia. The center is also a memorial to martyr Bishop Alexander Chira (pictured left). The Apostolic Nuncio to Russia, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovitch, Bishop Joseph Werth of Novosibirsk as well as the Catholic Bishops of […]

Being Faithful Servants of the Lord as Catholic Men
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Being Faithful Servants of the Lord as Catholic Men

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The one who had received five talents came forward bringing the additional five. He said, ‘Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.’  His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your […]

How to Change the World
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How to Change the World

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The alignment of a few highly visible events this month provide an opportunity to consider the most important topic before us: life. There is the death of Apple founder, Steve Jobs; there is the 40 Days for Life campaign that takes place around the country; and finally there are the “Occupy” sit-ins around the country, […]

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New Evangelization for Every Catholic

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A man I know was sitting on a boardwalk bench several weeks ago watching the ocean and thinking about nothing special. Two young men, maybe 18 or 20, came up and sat down beside him. The one nearest him leaned over and said: “Excuse me, sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?” […]

Answering the Call to Evangelization as Catholic Men
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Answering the Call to Evangelization as Catholic Men

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Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And […]

An Approach to Evangelization for Catholic Men
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An Approach to Evangelization for Catholic Men

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The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field (Matthew 9:37). It will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of the Father speaking through you (Mt 10:20).  I am not ashamed of the gospel, it is the power of […]

All in the Family? Don't Take Faith for Granted
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All in the Family? Don’t Take Faith for Granted

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Last summer I went on a field trip.  I attended a three-day seminar on Christian-Jewish relations.  This happened at the Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  I arrived on Monday, checked into my dormitory on campus, and we all enjoyed kosher cuisine with other divinity and rabbinical students as we kibitzed about what Jews and […]

What the Catholic Church Teaches on Evangelization
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What the Catholic Church Teaches on Evangelization

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Author’s Note: I read with interest Mary Kochan’s article on the Catholic Lane website, “Catholics, Please Say Something about Jesus!” I was somewhat surprised by the passionate responses, both pro and con, to her article. As I said in my own response to Mary’s article: “I think the argument should not be over what you […]

What the Catholic Church Teaches on Evangelization
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What the Catholic Church Teaches on Evangelization

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Author’s Note: I read with interest Mary Kochan’s article on the Catholic Lane website, “Catholics, Please Say Something about Jesus!” I was somewhat surprised by the passionate responses, both pro and con, to her article. As I said in my own response to Mary’s article: “I think the argument should not be over what you […]

Give Us Back Our Words, Please
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Give Us Back Our Words, Please

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The debate over the impact of the media on the minds and hearts of adults and children has raged since the onset of radio and television and never more pointedly than in the two decades since the explosion of the Internet.  During that time we have argued over explicit song lyrics, ratings systems for movies […]

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