Tag: Evangelization

Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

| Christina Capecchi | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota.

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USCCB leaders say apostolic exhortation a call to invest in young people

USCCB leaders say apostolic exhortation a call to invest in young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Christus Vivit” (“Christ Lives”) is a “wonderful summons to the church to more vigorously invest in youth and young adults, especially those on the peripheries and those disconnected from the church,” said a trio of leaders within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Evangelizing the ‘gift of the season’ through the year

Evangelizing the ‘gift of the season’ through the year

| Deacon Gordon Bird | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

This time of year we celebrate. Yet we’re reminded of how the Holy Family, who through persecution, joys, labors, prayers and sufferings, dealt with the ups and downs of life.

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Priest uses his mother’s sauce recipe to help the needy, evangelize

Priest uses his mother’s sauce recipe to help the needy, evangelize

| Katie Rutter | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Father Jim Sichko recalls Tuesdays during his childhood in Orange, Texas, he can almost smell the aroma of his mother’s homemade tomato sauce wafting through their home.

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The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

| Cindy Wooden | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Log on, but bring your brain, your Bible and your Christian values with you” could summarize one of the Synod of Bishops’ messages to Catholics young and old.

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What role can social media play in evangelization?

What role can social media play in evangelization?

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

These days, one is hard-pressed to find people who speak positively about social media. In fact, a quick Google search of the term “social media” brings about doom-and-gloom articles discussing how social media have brought about the ruin of our institutions, turned us into antisocial scrollers and are the root source of depression and anxiety.

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SPO founder reflects on what young adults need — and why its model works 

SPO founder reflects on what young adults need — and why its model works 

| October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Gordy DeMarais by email to provide an overview of young adult ministry in light of the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment that began at the Vatican Oct. 3. His responses have been edited for clarity.

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As V Encuentro national conference nears, local leaders reflect on what they’ve learned

As V Encuentro national conference nears, local leaders reflect on what they’ve learned

| September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ricky Gonzalez was initially hesitant to embrace his parish’s new evangelization efforts aimed at the Latino community. He described prospect of sharing his Catholic faith with strangers as “scary.”

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A priest, SPO missionary and their parents reflect on vocation and effective evangelization

A priest, SPO missionary and their parents reflect on vocation and effective evangelization

| Anne Fredrickson | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Evangelization” is a word that still makes some Catholics shrink back in their pews and bury their heads in their missals. But rather than hide from the call to spread the truth of Christ, the Ellis family has embraced it.

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On Twitter and other social media, church ‘called to be salt and light’

On Twitter and other social media, church ‘called to be salt and light’

| Steve Larkin | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has said that shepherds “should have the smell of the sheep.” For some bishops and their dioceses, that means going on Twitter.

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Twin Cities Neocatechumenal Way delegation hears pope’s evangelization lessons

Twin Cities Neocatechumenal Way delegation hears pope’s evangelization lessons

| Cindy Wooden | May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some 100,000 members ­— including a delegation from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis — from more than 130 countries gathered in a field on the edge of Rome May 5 to welcome Pope Francis and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement.

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Spring Formation Day to spotlight evangelization, community

Spring Formation Day to spotlight evangelization, community

| Melenie Soucheray | May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, Father Joseph Williams directed all staff members at St. Stephen in Minneapolis to stop what they were doing for a time in the summer and during Lent. In the spirit of the Gospel of St. Matthew in which Jesus commissions his apostles to go out and make disciples, St. Stephen staff members were to leave their desks and go to the streets.

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