Posts Tagged ‘Outreach’

Pope Francis encourages Outreach, LGBTQ ministry

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Pope Francis has responded to his being sent a brochure from the Outreach LGBTQ ministry conference held recently at Fordham University. Writing a letter to Fr James Martin, SJ, Francis encouraged Martin to keep working in the ministry “I encourage you all to keep working in the culture of encounter, which shortens the distances and Read more

Moving Church from maintenance to mission

Monday, June 27th, 2022
maintenance to mission

The Catholic Church in Ireland is “moving from maintenance to mission” and needs to renew and refresh itself, Archbishop Eamon Martin says. Martin made the comment after attending Ireland’s national pre-synodal assembly this week. “The question is — what next? “We are still not entirely certain, but we are open to what the Holy Spirit Read more

Catholic ‘influencers’ use TikTok for community and evangelisation

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

When Amber-Rose Schneider first joined TikTok — the snappy, short-form social media app with more than 1 billion users worldwide — she wanted to see more young teenage creators like herself, who reflected her Catholic beliefs. A self-described “cradle Catholic” and graphic design student at Liberty University, Schneider, now 21, began using her TikTok as Read more

Pastoral outreach methods changed forever

Monday, May 25th, 2020
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During two months of social isolation, the work of American business has migrated, ready or not, into the home. If pajamas have become the new workplace attire and the sofa has been transformed into the new desktop, where does that leave a U.S. Catholic Church yearning to stay connected with its parishioners through Zoom liturgies Read more

Teachers from Australia enriched by Kiribati outreach experience

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
outreach experience

A group of 12 teachers from the Port Pirie Diocese in South Australia have recently returned from a 12-day outreach experience in Kiribati. Known as the “Kiribati Commitment”, the programme aims to provide young teachers in the Port Pirie Diocese with an opportunity to live and work alongside the Good Samaritan Sisters in Kiribati and Read more

Outreach to ‘irregular’ believers

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The Church in Austria is “sounding out” how to allow people in “irregular relationships” to take part in church life, the Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna said. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn made his comments after allowing a gay man in a civil partnership, to remain on a parish council in Lower Austria. Continue reading

No-show Catholics targeted in come-back campaign

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Five million no-show Catholics are the ‘target market’ of an outreach campaign by the Catholic Church in England and Wales. “Crossing the Threshold” is the name given to the the first stage of a national programme to help parishioners and priests reconnect friends and family. Around a million people regularly attend mass on Sundays, but church Read more

Born again Christians becoming complacent

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Complacency has hit America’s born again Christians; a study by the Barna Group warns about a lack of faith commitment. The study examined faith behaviour of born again Christians over a ten year period and identified a drop in church attendance, decline in reading the  Bible, lack of faith priority in things such as volunteering The study also found Read more