Tag Archives: evangelization

Archbishop Chaput in Mexico City 3

Rocco posted the text of Archbishop Charles Chaput’s talk to the bishops of the Americas. This is the third and last in a brief series analyzing his address and looking to points of affirmation and criticism. I do know that … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Forming Intentional Disciples

Sherry Weddell’s book is making the rounds in a lot of Catholic circles: in parishes (including mine), on Catholic blogs, and among people concerned about evangelization. It’s a good thing that it is. Ms Weddell lays it down hard in … Continue reading

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GMD 81: Prayer

Continuing with the context of evangelization’s three goals, the bishops underscore the importance of prayer. Prayer is essential for fruitful evangelization. The bishops remind us of Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount: to ask, seek, and to knock. They also mention … Continue reading

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GMD 1-9: Evangelization is the Mission of the Church

The introduction of Go and Make Disciples (GMD) presents the idea of faith as connected to stories. This countercultural premise goes against the secular world’s perception of fiction as something childish, and the embrace of news and commentary (note the triumph of so-called reality tv … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic

Matthew Kelly is popular among many of our people at the student center. We have a handful of his books in the library. For about a decade, I’ve heard of his speaking appearances. When Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 2

The Gospel foundation for the celebration of the Eucharist is to be found in the Last Supper: 2. During the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 I had an opportunity to celebrate the Eucharist in the Cenacle of Jerusalem where, … Continue reading

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Pickled Peppers

From CNS today: Using a phrase that translates literally as “the face of a pickled pepper,” Pope Francis said that when Christians have more of a sourpuss than a face that communicates the joy of being loved by God, they … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Evangelization

I’ve been cleaning off the bookshelf in my parish office. A few weeks ago I noticed two brief, older volumes I must have picked up shortly after grad school. Authored by the Chicago archdiocesan priest Patrick J. Brennan, each is a … Continue reading

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On Self-Absorption

CNS had a teaser of a piece yesterday. Pope Francis, before his election, took his turn talking at the pre-conclave meetings. A message that seemed to point at the institution has a resonance with Christian ministry. I’d like to read … Continue reading

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Where Does This Holy Thursday Lead?

I’ve been reticent about posting on every news item coming from the vicinity of Pope Francis. Cardinal Law. Msgr Marini. Et cetera. It seems he will be celebrating the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in a youth prison. It had … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Evangelization I

From another interview, when discussing the missionary spirit of the faith: Staying, remaining faithful implies an outgoing. Precisely if one remains in the Lord one goes out of oneself. Paradoxically precisely because one remains, precisely if one is faithful one changes. One … Continue reading

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