Tag: Evangelization

Why am I terrible at evangelization?

Why am I terrible at evangelization?

| Father Michael Schmitz | June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q) I think that I am terrible at evangelization. I keep trying and failing. The last time, I was trying to help my friend see that he shouldn’t drink to get drunk. He was offended. We are still friends, but I don’t think that I’m built for evangelization.

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In Detroit, families begin to see Sundays as a day of rest, togetherness

In Detroit, families begin to see Sundays as a day of rest, togetherness

| Michael Stechschulte | February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

There’s no such thing as the perfect Catholic family.

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Epiphany’s universal call continues

Epiphany’s universal call continues

| Jonathan Liedl | January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every year, by the grace of God, the gift of Christmas takes hold of me more completely. As my understanding of the Incarnation deepens and my gratitude for all God has done in my life grows, it becomes increasingly impossible to make sense of my life, who I am and what I am doing here, apart from the great love revealed and given in Christ’s incarnation. My life is a question that is incoherent and meaningless apart from the answer that is Jesus.

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‘Christendom no longer exists,’ pope says, explaining need to revamp Curia

‘Christendom no longer exists,’ pope says, explaining need to revamp Curia

| Cindy Wooden | December 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ongoing reform of the Roman Curia is a necessary part of the Catholic Church’s fidelity to its mission to proclaim the Gospel, recognizing that very few countries today can be described as “Christian” and that new ways of evangelizing are necessary, Pope Francis said.

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Effective high tech? Personal connections

Effective high tech? Personal connections

| Julie Craven | November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the second half of my corporate career, I had responsibilities for communications. It was all about key messages, platforms and measurement. I served as spokesperson, worked with media and targeted audiences. My husband, Doug, and I retired, relocated to downtown Minneapolis, and began attending Our Lady of Lourdes a few years ago. When we joined our downtown parish, I volunteered to serve as a eucharistic minister. Father Dan Griffith, after asking me a few questions about my experience, commented, “Oh, I have something else in mind for you.” Providence. I am now the director of communications and strategic initiatives at the parish.

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Mission trip exhibits joy of the Gospel

Mission trip exhibits joy of the Gospel

| Jason Adkins | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was blessed to accompany members of Our Lady of Lourdes’ (Minneapolis) parish justice and charity commission on a visit to its sister parish in Tijuana, Mexico: a mission run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

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Bishop Barron urges bishops to help bring people back to the Church

Bishop Barron urges bishops to help bring people back to the Church

| Carol Zimmermann | November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles did not just bemoan the fact many young people are leaving the Catholic Church. He said church leaders need to make it a priority to bring them back.

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Evangelization must take culture seriously, pope says at award ceremony

Evangelization must take culture seriously, pope says at award ceremony

| Cindy Wooden | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Giving the Ratzinger prize to a philosopher from Canada and a Scripture scholar from Burkina Faso, Pope Francis said they demonstrate that “in the variety of cultures, diverse across time and space, one can and should always seek the way to God and the encounter with Christ.”

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If Church does not evangelize, it will decay, pope says

If Church does not evangelize, it will decay, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church must follow Jesus’ command to preach the Gospel to every person, otherwise it will not fulfill its mission of bearing witness to Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Synod calls for more Church roles for women, but stops short of diaconate

Synod calls for more Church roles for women, but stops short of diaconate

| Cindy Wooden | October 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon asked that women be given leadership roles in the Catholic Church, although they stopped short of calling for women deacons.

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Pope: Evangelization must help, not hinder, people getting closer to God

Pope: Evangelization must help, not hinder, people getting closer to God

| Carol Glatz | October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

God wants everyone to be saved, which is why those who evangelize must avoid letting their prejudices get in the way of God’s plan, Pope Francis said.

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Ministry, ecology, mission are main themes at synod’s first week

Ministry, ecology, mission are main themes at synod’s first week

| Cindy Wooden | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first week of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon saw support for the priestly ordination of married indigenous men, impassioned pleas for respect for indigenous culture and denunciations of violence against the earth.

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