Posts Tagged ‘Evangelisation’

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
train evangelisation

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

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

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

The pope’s runners debut at a marathon this month Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The pope’s runners will debut the Vatican colours on 17 September in an interreligious marathon. About 30 Vatican employees, both men and women, have created a track-team, the Athletica Vaticana or (as they call themselves) the pope’s runners. Read more Related Posts:Vatican’s first female-only association gets the nodPope Benedict the GreenPope Francis will definitely visit Read more

Nepal bans evangelisation, religious conversion Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Nepal will pass a bill next week criminalising religious conversions and banning ‘hurting religious sentiment’. Once it is signed, a clause in Nepal’s new constitution barring religious conversion will come into effect. Anyone convicted under the new law could face up to five years in prison for seeking to convert a person or “undermine the Read more