Category Archives: evangelization

Lenten Reflections: No Secrets, and a Mission

Tomorrow, we get a second pause in a long liturgical season of purple. Nine months before Christmas, we start a countdown to the Nativity, and if your parish is on the ball, you might even get to sing the Gloria. … Continue reading

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Evangelization Moving

Our parish was featured on a video produced by our colleagues and consultants at Evangelical Catholic. You can see some of the testimony from my staff colleagues and parishioners.

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More on Excellence

Excellent, so to speak, discussion on preaching. As a non-preacher with a vested interest in what gets said between the Gospel and the Creed, my hope is less imitation of either Rick Warren or Fulton Sheen, and more faithfulness and … Continue reading

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Secret Menu

How crucial is the secret menu in chasing away non-Catholic visitors? Do some Catholic churches have a more extended line-up of secrets than others? What secret menu item turns away the most people?

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Witness, When A Work of Ego

Liam’s comment in the Dick & Max thread was worth pulling out for discussion, I thought. As a church minister, I often check things that I do against my personal needs. It might happen less often now that I’m older, … Continue reading

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A few years ago, my mother recounted an experience from her youth. I had not been aware she was a performing musician. I did know she was a marvelous singer, as my dad had preserved a few songs they recorded … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 62: Conclusion

Read the full synod document here. This wraps it up. Eight bishops declined to approve this final cherry on the synod report. Here we are reminded of the work the bishops expended in their two weeks of meetings. We have a … Continue reading

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