Posts Tagged ‘New Evangelisation’

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
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

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

Proud to be a cafeteria Catholic

Monday, July 31st, 2017
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I once found great comfort in the black-and-white world of apologetics. The Catechism of the Catholic Church provided the answers to all of my questions concerning faith and morals. It was the definitive voice of the church, and I believed everything that voice said. And then my black-and-white world began to fall apart. Dysfunctional leadership Read more

Mission Centre – school and parish administration in one shared building,

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

On Sunday May 28th people from St Joseph’s school and parish in Hawera gathered for the opening of a new Mission Centre. The Mission Centre is a unique venture for the Diocese of Palmerston North. It combines the school and parish administration areas in one shared building. The school and parish secretaries work alongside each Read more

Wellington priest gets award for outstanding contribution to the city

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester, recently presented St Mary of the Angels parish Priest, Fr Barry Scannell with an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award. The city council’s Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards acknowledge members of the community who have made outstanding contributions to the Capital and its people. The picture above shows mayor, Justin Lester,  Mr Keith Quinn, who received Read more