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Conclusion on “How Do You Evangelize a Culture That Used to be Christian?”

Today I conclude the series of blog articles I have been writing in my attempt to reflect on the question, “How do you evangelize a culture that used to be Christian?”  Of course, the ministry of evangelization will continue as long as there is someone alive who has not yet turned their heart to Jesus […]

How Do We Share the Faith and Whose Job is It?

I write today with another installment in my series on the question, “How do you evangelize a culture that used to be Christian?”  This is the fifth in the series.  If you have not read the others, here are links to those articles: “The Quest for Fulfillment in the Modern World” “Has Science Eliminated the […]

“Answering Those Who Say They Don’t Get Much Out of Mass”

If this is the first article you are reading on my blog, please allow to begin by saying this is the fourth article in a series on “how do you evangelize a culture that used to be Christian?”  In order my three previous articles in this series were: “The Quest for Fulfillment in the Modern […]

Answering Those Who Think Faith is Irrelevant

I began a series of blog articles last week reflecting on the question, “How do you evangelize a culture that used to be Catholic?”  Our whole culture used to be based on Christian faith.  People are now turning away from Christianity.  How we do invite them back and help them have a relationship with Jesus? […]

Has Science Eliminated the Need for God?

Evangelization, meaning to help those who already believe in God develop a deeper faith and to reach out to those who have fallen away from Christianity or have never believed, is something near and dear to my heart. Thus, it is something that is often part of my daily reflections. It has been especially on […]

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 49:3, 5-6Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 (8a, 9a)1 Corinthians 1:1-3John 1:29-34January 19, 2020 To prepare us for Christmas as the First Coming of the Lord, we first celebrated the season of Advent. Who was the one who prepared the way of the Lord just before Jesus started […]

New Presentation Series – Sacraments: Channels of God’s Grace

On Wednesday I started a new series of presentations on the Sacraments. It’s a five part series. Here is a link to the first presentation (a general introduction). Peace, Fr. Jeff

Sin and Division

We live in a world where there is sin and division.  We see it in the moral (or lack thereof) behavior of people.  We see it in violent acts and terrorism.  We see in the political divisions within government that no longer seem to be “just different viewpoints” but taking sides for political reasons.  We […]

Seeing With the Eyes of Faith

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  At the Annunciation, Mary found out she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.  Mary’s reaction is not one of pride.  She does not begin to brag that she has been chosen as Jesus’ mother.  She does not expect people […]

What Sort of Church Should We Be?

If you are a long-term reader of my blog and website, then you know that I fell away from the Church after Confirmation but returned after 16 years.  It is very important for me to be mindful of those who stop coming to church because they do not understand or appreciate all our faith offers […]