Evangelization is at the heart of the church- for to share the Gospel is to consistently invite all to continual renewal of heart and to lives committed to the living out of discipleship. This living out of the Gospel in our lives can be the greatest witness to the truth of salvation, and invitation to… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Church on the Margins
There honestly is no other way of describing it- the work of evangelization is a messy work. It isn't that the message itself is cloudy or unclear, for the love of the Gospel given is simple. "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you… Continue reading Messy Work
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
What is a church to be? Is it a place for the faithful who gather on a given Sunday, who come to offer up their private prayers and praise and then go their separate ways? Or rather, is it to be a home, a collective community who together in Christ is much stronger than its… Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name
A Church on the Margins
Evangelization is at the heart of the church- for to share the Gospel is to consistently invite all to continual renewal of heart and to lives committed to the living out of discipleship. This living out of the Gospel in our lives can be the greatest witness to the truth of salvation, and invitation to… Continue reading A Church on the Margins
Fully Alive: A Parish on the Move
As far as parish life goes, it has been a very busy weekend for my parish collaborative family. Yet, when I think of it this is not that unusual for these two parishes as there always seems to be something going on. Whether it be school events, bible study, bereavement groups, healing Masses, Adoration, speakers, musical… Continue reading Fully Alive: A Parish on the Move
Called to be Courageous
“…we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5 With the Easter season upon us, once again my thoughts turn to the witness of the disciples and experience… Continue reading Called to be Courageous
Will They Know Us By Our Love?
Over the last few weeks since Pope Francis’ departure, there has been a noticeable divisiveness within the world of Catholic social media. From Ross Douthat’s letter of critique of Pope Francis in the New York Times, to the response of theologians, priests, and Douthat again- we see firsthand a visible polarization. Yet, disagreement and dialogue in and… Continue reading Will They Know Us By Our Love?
An Engaging Faith- June 15-19th
You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Real Life Radio daily at 4pm EST. Rafflecopter Giveaway! This week’s lineup is part of our Mission and Evangelization Week. A week where we discuss what it is to be a Church of mission, and evangelization engaged in the work of spreading the… Continue reading An Engaging Faith- June 15-19th
“I Found It!”
During my undergraduate years at Mt. Holyoke College, I was to take the first course of what was to become my life’s work. Yet, at this very secular college, Philosophy of Religion had not been framed as articulate reasoning to believe. Rather, it was most often presented as confounding belief despite the fallacies, heresies, and… Continue reading “I Found It!”