Posts Tagged ‘Evangelization’

Dumbing down Catholicism has been disastrous

Thursday, August 25th, 2022
Dumbing down disastrous

According to a well-known US bishop, dumbing down the Catholic Church by making it more simple and appealing to the mainstream culture has proved disastrous. In his Sunday sermon, Bishop Robert Barron said, “Dumbed down Catholicism has not helped evangelisation. Quite the contrary, we did this to ourselves”. The bishop is a controversial figure on Read more

Why should a parish care about Pokémon GO?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Pokémon is a Nintendo franchise that launched in the 1990s. In its virtual world, “trainers” travel the world to catch varied monsters called Pokémon — rats, dragons, swordlike creatures, and more — and use these critters to fight each other. The trainer’s goal is to “catch ’em all,” and become a Pokémon master by defeating other trainers. What Read more

The Catholic Church must become more Protestant

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Dr. Peter Kreeft is a brilliant theologian, philosopher, and a Evangelical Protestant convert to the Catholic faith. I’ve listened to several of his lectures, read many of his articles, and become a devotee. He’s got a lot of great stuff to say, and he isn’t afraid to say it. His appeal, to me, is that Read more

Catholic Enquiry Centre first to adopt .nz domain

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The Catholic Enquiry Centre is New Zealand’s first Catholic organisation to adopt the new .nz domain name. Until yesterday the Catholic Enquiry Centre’s virtual home was however from around 1:15pm yesterday the New Zealand Catholic Enquiry Centre can be reached at “It’s a positive way to brand the Centre”, Catholic Enquiry Centre Director, Fr Allan Jones Read more

Evangeilli Gaudium: Social Dimension of Evangelisation

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

176. To evangelize is to make the kingdom of God present in our world. Yet “any partial or fragmentary definition which attempts to render the reality of evangelization in all its richness, complexity and dynamism does so only at the risk of impoverishing it and even of distorting it”.[140] I would now like to share Read more

Evangelii Gaudium: Evangelization and the deeper understanding of the kerygma

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

160. The Lord’s missionary mandate includes a call to growth in faith: “Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Mt 28:20). Hence it is clear that that the first proclamation also calls for ongoing formation and maturation. Evangelization aims at a process of growth which entails taking seriously each person and God’s Read more

Filipino bishop admits Church failure in evangelization

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The new head of the Catholic bishops’ conference says Church leaders in the Philippines have failed to evangelize the faithful despite there being large numbers of Filipino Catholics. “Many of our people do not even know the fundamentals of our faith,” Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan said in a pastoral letter on the Year of Read more

Vatican official urges faithful to speak language of digital world

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

A Vatican official has told a gathering of Philippine Church leaders and Catholic social media practitioners in Manila to speak in a language understandable to the digital world to be effective evangelizers. “If we are to share the Good News with our brothers and sisters in the digital continent, we must speak a language they Read more

Why the world doesn’t take Catholicism seriously

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

For years I’ve been immersed in Catholic media and the ongoing conversation within the Church of how to carry on as the Church. And, of course, in the West, at the heart of this conversation is the fact that within the next generation half of the pews will empty. When I travel, I always get Read more

Mass evangelization — sharing faith with the Eucharist

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Within the first few weeks of his papacy, Pope Francis won widespread praise for his emphasis on “a poor church” that is “for the poor.” His warm and casual disposition, personal simplicity and tender outreach to “the poorest, the weakest, the least important,” as he expressed it in the homily at his inauguration Mass, may Read more