IN SEARCH OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION: NAVIGATING THE WILDERNESS

At the heart of the search to evangelize in new ways is the notion of “mission” and the cultural soil that nourishes a mission driven initiative. This process contemplates an ending, a period in the wilderness and finally an arrival. The process itself could apply to any initiative that stimulates significant change for significant change … More IN SEARCH OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION: NAVIGATING THE WILDERNESS

OUTREACH: SUSTAINING THE CULTURAL SHIFT

The New Evangelization promoted by Popes JPII, Benedict and Francis and the move to “mission” from “maintenance” advocated by many groups within the Church to facilitate this newness of evangelization requires that we evaluate our “culture” with a view to altering that culture over time to accommodate a new vision of outreach: a new way … More OUTREACH: SUSTAINING THE CULTURAL SHIFT

OVERCOMING FEAR

For all of us, the redemptive act of Jesus should be tantamount to the abolition of slavery. The letter to the Hebrews [Hebrews 2: 14-15] sets this out with clarity: “Since all the children[us] share the same human nature, he [Jesus] too shared equally in it, so that by his death he could set aside … More OVERCOMING FEAR

A STEP EACH DAY

      If you respond, as I try to do daily, to the Good News, you may find yourself fired up over an article on the faith or a good homily but the enthusiasm often wanes as the realities of daily living move you into your daily routine. I think that this is normal … More A STEP EACH DAY