Posts Tagged ‘New Evangelisation’

Hillbilly Thomists preach from the Banjo

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
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Among the many incongruities of life, there are few more odd and charming as the Hillbilly Thomists. Perhaps you know a bluegrass band or two, but have you ever heard of one composed of Dominican friars and priests? What else could possibly be so odd, yet so perfect, as a group of guitar and banjo-wielding Read more

HippieCatholic on TikTok has 19,000 followers

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

HippieCatholic on TikTok reaches Catholics who know the pain of loving tradition and desiring some changes. She is frustrated by claims that there is only one way to be a Catholic and that that way possesses the sole grip on truth.  Read more

Laughing Jesus pictures are cringe

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

There are hundreds of versions of Laughing Jesus posted on the internet. Jim McDermott says they make him feel deeply uncomfortable. He likes the term cringe to describe them because of the way it captures the intense awkwardness of some of our efforts as a church to seem hip and relevant. “Laughing Jesus might as Read more

A video competition for students – ‘Saints next Door”

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) has launched a video competition calling on students to share the stories of ‘saints’ in their lives. The competition ‘Saints Next Door’ is open to young people of all faiths and denominations. In 2018, Pope Francis shared a letter about saints. He explained that saints needn’t be mystical people from Read more

The Catholic Enquiry Centre in a digital age – Bishops ask for prayers.

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

CEC is reaching out to new audiences through social media, video and special events. This year it sponsored Vatican Observatory Director and world-renown astronomer, Br Guy Consolmagno in a nationwide tour. In addition, it has developed a new social media brand, Catholic Discovery and is working closely with Catholic agencies and schools in spreading the Read more

Catholic Discovery – a new face for the Catholic Enquiry Centre

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Catholic Discovery is a new approach The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) has developed in an attempt to broaden its target audience. They are on the look-out for good stories, so if you have any to let them know. To get an idea of what they are looking for: Click here to view the Catholic Discovery on Read more

A lot of New Zealanders think Christians should act more and talk less

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Non-Christian New Zealanders feel that Christians could better represent Jesus by letting their actions speak louder than their words, and by living out the values that Jesus represents. This is just one of the many findings contained in the Faith and Belief in New Zealand report released last month. The 67-page report contains a massive Read more

City Impact Church takes on Hollywood with ‘Broken’

Monday, May 14th, 2018

City Impact church has produced Broken, a feature film, as a way to get the gospel message of forgiveness out into the community. “We wanted to be able to go to where people are, not just expect them to come into the four walls of our church,” creative director Josh Campbell told Eternity News. “We all Read more

Evangelising by train

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

Beer and Hymns Bar draws the crowds

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Newcomers are flocking to a new kind of church — one that combines hymns and beers, and brings a whole new meaning to bar service. Grand Rapids residents, Dan and Carrie Elzinga discovered Beer and Hymns two years ago when they were attending a religious festival in North Carolina. “After the close of each day’s Read more