Evangelize through sports? Bishop Paprocki, hockey player and marathoner (21 by the way) explains how

Richard SontagNew Evangelization

(CNA/EWTN News) By Matt Hadro- For a veteran runner who’s completed 21 marathons, one bishop sees a deep connection between his Catholic faith and running, and says this connection can even evangelize young people. “For young people, if we want them to aspire to a life of holiness, we have to give them good examples of that,” Bishop Thomas Paprocki of … Read More

Bishop-elect Barron on Stephen Colbert, GQ, the Late Show, Suffering and Providence

Richard SontagSpiritual Reflections, US News

Here is the GQ article to which Bishop-elect Barron refers to below: It was early July, about nine weeks before the debut of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and we were sitting in his temporary office above a BMW dealership on the far west side of Manhattan. He looked very tired, and he was apologizing (unnecessarily) for rambling on … Read More

Pope holds ‘virtual’ audience with Catholics in 3 US cities

Richard SontagUncategorized

Pope Francis held a ‘virtual’ meeting with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his visit to the United States which begins on September 22. The audience via satellite link-up was arranged by ABC News, which aired sections of the meeting during its World News Tonight programme on Monday, with an extended version extended version, entitled … Read More

Catholic Men Need Priests Who Will Lead

Richard SontagNew Evangelization, Spiritual Reflections

(CWR, by Matthew James Christoff) The New Evangelization has been a major effort in the Catholic Church for more than 40 years. Unfortunately, it has failed to stem several significant downward trends among faithful in the United States. Since 2000, 14 million Catholics have left the faith, parish religious-education participation of children has dropped by 24 percent, Catholic school attendance … Read More

Cardinal Dolan summarizes Tekton Ministries’ mission and vision at Our Lady of Knock during his Ireland Pilgrimage

Richard SontagIreland, New Evangelization

Cardinal Dolan posted to his blog: “This comes to you from the Shrine of Knock, in Ireland, on a pilgrimage with 150 others from the archdiocese and elsewhere.  It was here, on August 23, 1879, that our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, and the “Lamb of God” appeared to dozens of stunned, silent, awestruck parishioners of this … Read More

New Evangelization conference at Christendom College draws 450

Richard SontagChurch News, New Evangelization

Christendom College hosted prominent theologians and historians for a one day conference titled “Encountering Christ: Apologetics and the New Evangelization” on its Front Royal, Va., campus on July 11. The one-day conference drew close to 450 attendees to hear from Francis Cardinal Arinze, Dr. Scott Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Marcus Grodi, Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, and Christendom faculty members Dr. R.J. Matava … Read More

Archbishop Gomez: Blessed Junipero Serra’s canonization is important for the new evangelization; here’s why

WebmasterChurch News, Spiritual Reflections

(CNA/EWTN News)  Although the colonial and missionary period of California’s history is often riddled with bitter memories, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles reflected on the life of the missionary Bl. Junipero Serra as a bold witness to the faith. “The historical record confirms what Pope Francis believes: that Blessed Junipero Serra was a man of heroic virtue and holiness … Read More

Promoting All Things Catholic: new promo video by Tekton Ministries

WebmasterChurch News

“Promoting All Things Catholic” Tekton Ministries has created a new promo video aimed at raising awareness for the incredible ways  we now embrace the New Evangelization. Seeking to walk with God’s people on their journey of faith by providing authentic opportunities for sanctification, formation and evangelization, Tekton’s vision is to serve God’s people in their encounter with Christ and His Church. [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNCWgVVd8qE[/embedyt] Please … Read More