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Picture this! A Reminder about Evangelization in a Commercial

April 20, 2018 0 Comments
Picture this! A Reminder about Evangelization in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds us of an important insight for evangelization. It features a barber shop where business is slow. Things pick up quickly, however, when they begin to post photos of recent customers sporting their new haircuts. The pictures showcase the good results of a haircut and bring “getting a haircut” from the world […]

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You Are Witnesses of These Things – A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

April 14, 2018 2 Comments
You Are Witnesses of These Things – A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

This Sunday’s Gospel speaks to the necessity of becoming witnesses of Jesus’ resurrection Jesus. It begins with the necessary foundation of the Church’s proclamation: The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon! (Luke 24:34) This solemn declaration forms the doctrinal certitude of the resurrection. On this foundation of the truth, the personal […]

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The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary

August 14, 2017 4 Comments
The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary

While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, there is a biblical basis for the teaching that, considered as a whole, confirms Catholic teaching as both fitting and in keeping with biblical principles. Let’s ponder this feast in stages: The Assumption Explained – To be “assumed” […]

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Picture this! A Reminder about Evangelization in a Commercial

June 9, 2017 1 Comment
Picture this! A Reminder about Evangelization in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds us of an important insight for evangelization. It features a barber shop where business is slow. Things pick up quickly, however, when they begin to post photos of recent customers sporting their new haircuts. The pictures showcase the good results of a haircut and bring “getting a haircut” from the world […]

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The Evangelical Quality of Joy, As Seen in an Animated Short Film

May 27, 2016 2 Comments
The Evangelical Quality of Joy, As Seen in an Animated Short Film

All of us have wounds and imperfections. Some of us make do, even living joyfully in spite of them. Others of us brood or withdraw. An old saying attributed to Abraham Lincoln goes, “Most folks are about as happy as they decide to be.” An old Stephen Foster classic, “Some Folks,” goes as follows: Some […]

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Five Qualities Necessary for an Evangelizer – from St. Paul

September 8, 2015 3 Comments
Five Qualities Necessary for an Evangelizer – from St. Paul

St. Paul describes a kind of modus vivendi (a way of living) for himself and for us; the passage was read at Mass on Monday. It has a dynamic urgency about it that we ought not to overlook. It is Christ whom we proclaim, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may […]

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On the Martyrdom of Evangelization

June 17, 2015 9 Comments
On the Martyrdom of Evangelization

A reading from Monday of this week (the 11th Week in Ordinary Time) reminds us once again of the cost of the gospel. St. Paul speaks plainly of the suffering he endured to deliver the Good News for us: … afflictions, hardships, constraints, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, vigils, fasts; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, in the […]

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Two of the Most Basic Elements of Evangelization: The Message and the Plan

February 16, 2014 5 Comments
Two of the Most Basic Elements of Evangelization: The Message and the Plan

One of the great blessings of being a Roman Catholic is to be a member of the church that is over 2000 years old has amassed a vast treasury of holy doctrine, wisdom, knowledge, sacred tradition, an enormous library of the writings and teachings of Saints and Holy Doctors, great movements, spirituals and liturgical traditions. […]

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