Tag: "new evangelization"

friends, friendship
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It’s the Kerygma, Stupid

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Kerygma [ku-RIG-muh]: preaching of the gospel of Christ, especially in the way of the early church. That’s me. I’m the stupid one.  I might also add fumbling, unprepared, tongue-tied and more, but mostly I was stupid.  Indeed I knew better, that evening years ago, seated at the town-square café with Petra, my first friend in […]

Pokémon Go and Its Untapped Potential in the New Evangelization
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Pokémon Go and Its Untapped Potential in the New Evangelization

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Even people who have no interest in Japanese culture or anime are suddenly aware of Pokémon Go. So popular, according to Google Analytics, it has surpassed even pornography as the most accessed thing on the internet. (See the Newsweek report here). The game has been covered in the media, discredited by disgruntled homeowners, and brought […]

Answering the Call - A Response
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Answering the Call – A Response

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Recently I published the article “Hello, Church? Anybody Home?” I shared some of my exasperation towards Catholic churches who fail to make returning calls and emails a priority. The response, as you might guess, opened the proverbial can of worms. Comments made by readers echoed their frustration across the country through both personal experiences and […]

Hello, Church? Anybody Home?
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Hello, Church? Anybody Home?

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In the midst of decades of proclamations for a New Evangelization, I have a very easy, free suggestion that will yield a huge return. Ready for it, Church? Answer your phones, return calls, and return emails. Yep, it’s that simple. Whatever nonsense am I writing about, you might inquire. I’ve worked for the Catholic Church […]

What do Traditionalists Want?
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What do Traditionalists Want?

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Dear Kevin, Thank you for your continued work on this dialogue. It’s been a pleasure reading the comments from Catholic Lane readers. I encourage anyone with questions or concerns about anything I’ve written here to email me. As a self-described orthodox Catholic, I guarantee that any differences I may have with traditional Catholics are small […]

John Paul II, Patron of the Catholic Literary Revival
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John Paul II, Patron of the Catholic Literary Revival

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With the canonization of Blessed John Paul II taking place on Divine Mercy Sunday, the world’s attention turns to the legacy of the beloved former pontiff. Many will posit his theology of the body, travels across the globe or the record number of new saints as underpinnings of his papacy. However, there’s one imprint that […]

World Mission Sunday: "Faith is Not an Isolated Act."
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World Mission Sunday: “Faith is Not an Isolated Act.”

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As the Year of Faith draws to a close, World Mission Sunday comes forward to help recharge our efforts to go forth and evangelize!  So as we mark this yearly renewal, I’m seizing the occasion to revitalize the voice of one amazing catechist and missionary, Fr. John Anthony Hardon, S.J.  You could say I’m doing a paper on a paper […]

Pope Francis: Ongoing Fallout (Part I)
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Pope Francis: Ongoing Fallout (Part I)

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The blows continue raining down on Francis over his interview with an atheist, and with an intense scorn that is simply breathtaking. This may take a few posts to cover in its entirety, but here goes… In my last article I defended Francis: He. Is. Peter. This pope has barely begun to cast his net and […]

Does Your Blog Matter? Tracking Your Influence
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Does Your Blog Matter? Tracking Your Influence

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In the coming months I’m definitely going to diving deep into the topic of influence; be that influence online, in person, or in business. The fact of the matter is that you are either an influencer, or you are being influenced. Hopefully there is some balance between the two. But if you’re trying to influence […]

Afflicting the Comfortable
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Afflicting the Comfortable

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He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothersor your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, […]

Onward Catholic Bloggers
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Onward Catholic Bloggers

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There are literally millions of blogs floating around in cyberspace, all competing for followers, likes, maybe even ad space.  Why do we blog?  Why do I blog?  Why do we bother? I started blogging on New Year’s Eve, 2011, but not at 8kidsandabusiness.  I set up a business website on the advice of my business […]