Category Archives: evangelization

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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Emangelization

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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Synod on the Family 61: The Church’s Ministries to Families

Read the full synod document here. The second of two parts on children: 61. In this regard, the Church can assume a valuable role in supporting families, starting with Christian Initiation, by being welcoming communities. More than ever, these communities today are … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 60: Children

Read the full synod document here. Two sections address “Upbringing and the Role of the Family in Evangelization.” First, the bishops acknowledge it is not easy to be a mom, dad, or a kid: 60. One of the fundamental challenges facing families … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 59: Love

Read the full synod document here. A kind word for the human heart: 59. Affectivity needs assistance, also in marriage, as a path to maturity in the ever-deepening  acceptance of the other and an ever-fuller gift of self. This necessitates offering programs … Continue reading

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