Posts Tagged ‘Evangelisation’

Catholic ‘influencers’ use TikTok for community and evangelisation Comments 0

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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When Amber-Rose Schneider first joined TikTok — the snappy, short-form social media app with more than 1 billion users worldwide — she wanted to see more young teenage creators like herself, who reflected her Catholic beliefs. A self-described “cradle Catholic” and graphic design student at Liberty University, Schneider, now 21, began using her TikTok as Read more

Gordon Taylor takes the church to town Comments 0

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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In the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, Reverend Gordon Taylor is poised to relaunch an initiative, that he began in 2017, to talk over a cuppa in Zuma, a Nelson cafe. For many people unable to work over lockdown, “I think that was a good time to reassess our values.” “My expectation is – linked Read more

Israel pulls the plug on GOD TV Comments 0

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Israel has decided to remove the U.S.-based evangelical Christian station GOD TV from the Israeli cable television provider HOT due to claims that it was trying to evangelize Jews. Asher Biton, chairman of Israel’s Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council, said he told the station last Thursday that it has seven days to halt broadcasting. The Read more

Pastoral outreach methods changed forever Comments 0

Monday, May 25th, 2020
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During two months of social isolation, the work of American business has migrated, ready or not, into the home. If pajamas have become the new workplace attire and the sofa has been transformed into the new desktop, where does that leave a U.S. Catholic Church yearning to stay connected with its parishioners through Zoom liturgies Read more

Pet service blesses all creatures great and small Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The Nelson Cathedral pews made way for paws as a pet service welcomed all things bright and beautiful. Dogs dominated the furry friends at the Sunday morning service where all animals were invited, but other four-legged friends included guinea pigs and cats. The one hour of worship had a theme of animals with many hymns, Read more

Evangelistion: Ecology, economy, politics Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Ecology, economy and politics have everything to do with evangelisation. They are not an alternative to it, Pope Francis says. The topics will be discussed at next month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon. Francis’s mainly conservative, traditional Catholic critics say these topics distract from evangelisation. “What do ecology, economy, and politics have to do Read more

50 years of ‘Sesame Street’: What the show’s history can teach us about evangelisation Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Early one Sunday morning in 1965, the psychologist Lloyd Morrisett found his three-year-old daughter sitting in front of the family television staring at the test pattern. He wondered if he could harness this captivating power of the screen for good and asked as much of the guests at a dinner party he attended shortly thereafter. Read more

Anglo-Catholics boost evangelism Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019

This year’s Anglo-Catholic Hui meeting in Wellington has recharged Anglicans to go out and share the Good News of Jesus through the beauty and wonder of God and the best of ‘high church’ traditions. Around 140 people responded to the call of Bishop of Wellington Justin Duckworth and Bishop Eleanor Sanderson to join the Anglo-Catholic Read more

Accompany or argue: Pope contrasts with Bishop Barron on evangelisation Comments 0

Monday, June 24th, 2019
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Recently, La Civiltà Cattolica published a transcript of the Holy Father’s conversation with the Jesuit community working in Romania. Pope Francis typically meets with the local Jesuits whenever he visits a country and the conversations really show the wisdom and the personality of this pope. For example, we know the first pope from Argentina likes Read more

Help on hand for collapsing parishes Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

The parish system as we know it is going to collapse, Father James Mallon told a meeting in Paris. “The quicker we accept it, the sooner we will be able to develop something new.” Organized by Alpha, an initiative founded in London to evangelize through a series of talks and discussions in churches, homes, prisons Read more