AD 33… 2013… 2033… New Evangelization, Now and Then

AD 33… 2013… 2033… The New Evangelization, Now and Then “Jesus did not come simply to make bad people good, but to make a dead man alive, to set captives free.” So true! This statement is attributed to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and it contains a critically important truth which we must fully understand and embrace if we are … Continue reading

N.E.T.S.: a dynamic, up-to-date, practical, and useful new evangelization training opportunity! Register today!

Are you ready for some new evangelization? The Pope is! And it is urgent: “A profound crisis of faith… has affected many people… the love of Christ… impels us to evangelize…” (Pope Benedict XVI: Porta Fidei, 2; 7) “Even in countries evangelized many centuries ago, the reality of a ‘Christian society’ which… measured itself explicitly … Continue reading

Don’t miss Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers this week on Prepare The Way

Don’t miss Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers this coming week on Prepare The Way on CTSA-Channel 15! Join host Martha Fernández-Sardina as she sits down with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, The Dynamic Deacon, to discuss evangelization within your marriage and family in this second segment of a three-part series on the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization. Learn… … Continue reading

100, 99, 98… 95 days until the opening of the Year of Faith on 10-11-12!

100, 99, 98… 95 days until the opening of the Year of Faith on 10-11-12! Duc in altum! Go into the deep! The Year of Faith is almost here. It is less than 100 days away. Are you ready? We are being called by the Lord Jesus to go deep with Him and to go into … Continue reading

A “culture of Pentecost” for a “culture of witness”

A new Pentecost and a culture of Pentecost for a culture of witness and a new evangelization  To be Christians -to say, believe, and live based on the truth that Jesus is Lord!- and to evangelize the world -so that others too may profess and proclaim that Jesus is Lord! (1 Cor. 12: 3)– the … Continue reading

Blessed John Paul II, pray for us!

Blessed John Paul II, pray for us! October 22nd marks the first time the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Blessed John Paul II . To mark this occasion Vatican News brings a program focusing on the prayer life of this Polish Pontiff, by  speaking to one of his closest advisors and chief organizer of … Continue reading

On Casting Nets today: Chris, Tony, and I discuss the new evangelization

I will be on the radio online today from 5:00-6:00 pm CST with Chris and Tony from Casting Nets. When speaking in Wichita, Kansas, at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference this past August, I was interviewed at the exhibitor’s booth of these two fine fellow evangelizers, Chris Stewart and Tony Brandt, founders of Casting Nets, … Continue reading

iEvangelize? How about you? Pope calls for new evangelizers

iEvangelize?© How about you? The Vatican held a gathering for the New Evangelization this weekend. It concluded with a Mass for New Evangelizers presided over by Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope announced a “Year of Faith” to begin on October 11, 2012 (yes, 10/11/12!), the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and … Continue reading