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Archive of posts tagged Evangelization

Threat and Opportunity

The Coronavirus shutdown our Masses for three months. It continues to impact attendance as people stay home to protect themselves. For those who do come in person, attendance hovers about 30-40% of normal. There are others who continue to watch our Mass streaming on our new parish YouTube channel. From this, we can consider the […]

6th Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

6th Sunday of Easter, Year AActs 8:5-8, 11-17Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 (1)1 Peter 3:15-18John 14:15-21May 17, 2020 Jesus calls us to proclaim the gospel message.  Just before his Ascension, Jesus tells his disciples to go out and baptize all nations in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The early church […]

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 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? […]

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 […]

Some Thoughts on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Those of you who are regular readers of my blog might notice that the title of this article is “Some Thoughts on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A” as compared to the normal title including the word “homily.”  That’s because I’m not preaching this weekend.  We have a visiting priest from the Archdiocese […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A Acts 2:14, 22-23 Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 1 Peter 1:17-21 Luke 24:13-35 Once again, we hear a story of the disciples right after the tomb was found empty.  This time it is two disciples walking on the road to Emmaus.  We are not told why they are […]

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A Exodus 17:3-7 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42 March 19, 2017 The Israelites have just left slavery in Egypt.  You might think they would be very thankful for being set free yet they are grumbling. Now, they do have a real concern.  They don’t have water […]

Evangelization

After attending an online workshop on the role of priest in the work of evangelization offered by the Paulist National Catholic Evangelizaiton AssociationI have added four new pages on evangelization to my website and a tab for evangelization on the left.  Check it out and let me know what you think. “The Evangelizing Mass” “The […]