Tag: Evangelization

St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

| Susan Klemond | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The statue, accompanied by a carved owl, is giving the couple, parishioners at St. Joseph in West St. Paul, the opportunity to tell neighbors, dog walkers and others passing their Smith Avenue home about the 13th-century Italian saint, whom some don’t recognize.

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Through V Encuentro, Latinos explore evangelization as ‘missionary disciples’

Through V Encuentro, Latinos explore evangelization as ‘missionary disciples’

| Susan Klemond | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Starting in small groups in parishes, lay ecclesial movements, schools and universities, and other Catholic organizations, V Encuentro participants learn to better serve the growing Hispanic population, especially those in the peripheries.

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Black Catholics at congress urged to ‘listen, learn, think, act and pray’

Black Catholics at congress urged to ‘listen, learn, think, act and pray’

| July 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than 2,000 converged on Orlando July 6-9 for the 12th National Black Catholic Congress where speakers — clergy, lay and religious — addressed a variety of topics and concerns facing black communities and families, while urging those present to take an active, enthusiastic role in living out the Gospel as just disciples of Christ.

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Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

| July 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

Archbishop Hebda described the convocation as “a great opportunity to bring people together from broad backgrounds, to have the opportunity to explore the present state of the Church in the United States, and to hear about what’s being done in other places to promote missionary discipleship.”

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It’s an exciting time to be an evangelist, convocation delegates told

It’s an exciting time to be an evangelist, convocation delegates told

| Carol Zimmermann | July 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

“The saints always loved a good fight and we should like a good fight too,” said keynote speaker Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles.

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For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

The convocation, years in planning, was the first time in a century that the bishops convened Church leaders to respond to social and spiritual quandaries that have left millions of people drifting on the margins of society.

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Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

“You cannot be more restrictive than the Church nor more papist than the pope,” he said. “Please, open the doors, don’t administer Christian perfection tests because you will only promote a hypocritical phariseeism.”

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From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

| Jessica Weinberger | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey’s unconventional life-balancing work as an actor, cantor and his other role, a licensed professional counselor, is far from his original plan of becoming a physician.

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Evangelization by hitchhiking: How to find an on-ramp

Evangelization by hitchhiking: How to find an on-ramp

| Christina Capecchi | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The place infants nod off and teens open up is also where road-weary adults will probe their spirituality — in the car.

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Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them.

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Men need to be convinced evangelists, speaker says

Men need to be convinced evangelists, speaker says

| March 21, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Church is a half-century into renewed evangelization efforts called for by the Second Vatican Council, but Catholics in the U.S. have yet to move the needle.

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Dave Rubin, the ‘pelvic issues’ and Jewish comedians

Dave Rubin, the ‘pelvic issues’ and Jewish comedians

| Bishop Robert Barron | February 9, 2017 | 13 Comments

Recently, I was interviewed in Los Angeles by Dave Rubin for his popular program “The Rubin Report.” Dave is a stand-up comedian, political satirist, protégé of Larry King, and spokesman for, I think it’s fair to say, the classically liberal, secularist world view. He has demonstrated a particular interest in the issues raised by the new atheists and by the supposed conflict between religion and the sciences. He is also an advocate of gay marriage. You might be wondering, therefore, why he’d want to talk to a Catholic bishop.

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