Posts Tagged ‘Evangelisation’

Former Khmer Rouge seek forgiveness offered by christianity Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Bishop Enrique Figaredo addressed the Assembly of Catholic Professionals in Brisbane last week, during an Australian tour that included his attendance at Proclaim 2018. Born in Gijon, Spain in 1959, he joined the Society of Jesus he was stationed at refugee camps near the Thai border from 1984-1988. Since 2000 he has been the Apostolic Prefect Read more

Christianity spread in Pacific nations through a top down process Comments 0

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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After assessing Christian missionary efforts from 1668 to 1950, researchers claim to have found the spread of Christianity in the Pacific was driven more by the influence of political leaders than grassroots empowerment. This challenges one of the most widely cited reasons for Christianity’s popularity, that it spread from the “bottom-up” by empowering lower classes Read more

Restructuring 503 parishes offers evangelisation opportunities Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Restructuring 503 parishes – established since the Middle Ages – into 23, may awaken a “revival of lay people,” Archbishop Legrez of Albi says. “They need to become aware of their role in the transmission of the faith. Many still come to church as consumers.” The Archdiocese of Albi is following a general trend among Read more

Evangelising by train Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2018
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In an effort to reach out to local people, a German Catholic priest from the Diocese of Limburg has adopted the habit of taking a weekly train journey during which he makes himself available to chat to other passengers. Father Olaf Lindenberg has experienced enormous success with his simple idea of setting out to meet Read more

The Catholic Church – Coming to a Starbucks Near You? Comments 0

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Young Catholics have told their Church elders that the faith should be spread in the places where they like to hang out, such as coffee bars. Continue reading Related Posts:Coffee – Bitter invention of satanWhat NZ’s young people want from ChurchYoung Catholics: traditionalists and modernistsCatholic prisoners outnumber Anglicans for the first time

Are the churches becoming exclusive clubs? Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018
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Dr Jennifer Te Paa-Daniel believes the Christian churches are in danger of becoming exclusive. She says they are just serving the needs of their own congregations rather than reaching out to the community and taking risks. “Jesus didn’t hang out with those who had it all together,” she says. Te Paa Daniel, who is an Read more

Vibrant community bears witness to the true meaning of word “catholic” Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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The Diocese of Mendi is nestled in the mountains in the southern highland region of Papua New Guinea. When the first missionaries came to the area in the mid-1950s there were no Catholics. The diocese now has 80,000 – around 10 percent of the population. Bishop Donald Lippert says the diocese has a vibrant and Read more

Honesty about church flaws is best policy Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Cardinal Timothy Dolan says honesty, humbly and openly sharing the “wounds” and shortcomings of the church, might bring those who are alienated back to the practice of the faith. Using the image of the church as “our supernatural family … [which] priests, are called to image,” Dolan says human weakness has been a part of Read more

A rock band – 11 Nuns in full habit Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

A group of Sisters formed a Latin pop and rock band in Peru three years ago and now find themselves with an international following. They go on stage wearing traditional black-and-white habits The Sisters, who come from eight countries and range in age from 20s to 40s, insist they aren’t rock stars. But they certainly Read more

Excommunicated Nigerian priest Patrick Edet launches ministry Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Former Nigerian priest Patrick Edet, who was excommunicated last month, has officially launched his own church. Edet has begun a “mega revival” programme using his outreach. While serving as a priest, Edet ran a ‘Pentecostal-styled’ Grace Family Outreach fellowship within the Catholic structure. Although the church has barred Catholics from relating with Edet, some have Read more