Posts Tagged ‘New Evangelisation’

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

Modern evangelisation: Sisters plan 80km walk in full habit

Friday, March 24th, 2017

On Aug. 3-6 this year, The Dominican Sisters of St Joseph will make is a 50-mile pilgrimage on foot. They will begin in the ruined abbey at Bury St. Edmunds  and finishing at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. Dominican Sisters of St Joseph wear a full Dominican habits as a way of Read more

Jesus and beer: Religious groups combine faith and cold brews

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

“Jesus and Beer” and it’s part of an effort by some Christian groups throughout the United States to recruit parishioners, connect with people struggling with faith or provide a relaxed outlet to talk religion. Angela Caddell started struggling with her Christianity 14 years ago when she came out as gay. But a gathering at a Read more

Catholic men need priests who lead

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The New Evangelization has been a major effort in the Catholic Church for more than 40 years. Unfortunately, it has failed to stem several significant downward trends among faithful in the United States. Since 2000, 14 million Catholics have left the faith, parish religious-education participation of children has dropped by 24 percent, Catholic school attendance Read more

Good Friday in Okarito

Friday, April 17th, 2015

On Good Friday a group of people made a pilgrimage walk from the Okarito Domain next to the beach, to the trig. It is a distance of about 1.8km each way and a height gain of 250 metres. Okarito is a small settlement the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is famous for its scenic Read more

Cardinal Marx finds new evangelisation concept problematic

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The president of the German bishops’ conference has admitted that he has difficulties with the notion of the new evangelisation. Cardinal Reinhard Marx told the French Jesuit journal Etudes that he finds this “concept” to be problematic. The term “new evangelisation” was referred to by St John  Paul II in Redemptoris Missio (33). Its application Read more

Garth George, a “Blatantly Christian” columnist, retires

Friday, March 6th, 2015

He has infuriated hundreds of feminists in America, shared his faith by writing Easter editorials, and been called all manner of insults – but Garth George says he has loved sharing his views through his columns. Since the beginning of this year, that love started to disappear and his weekly columns in the Bay of Read more

The Blogosphere as mission field for Catholic women

Friday, February 27th, 2015

As a Catholic author, speaker, and blogger working from my suburban home, I often marvel at the unique vantage point I have to share my voice in service to the Church I love. My laptop, a strong wifi connection, and a patient husband combine to enable me to engage in serving my Church between loads Read more