Browsing the March 2017 archive of Everyday Evangelization

Proclaim through Witness and Words

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/29/17

Here are some thoughts from Scott Hahn’s book titled “Evangelizing Catholics”  that you might find helpful in becoming a more effective evangelist.

St. Francis advice to”Preach the Gospel always,when necessary use words.”is often the guide people use to be a witness to their faith today. This is how they ... Read More »

Random thoughts for Lent

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/23/17

Lent is upon us. We received the ashes on Ash Wednesday to remind us of our mortality. Now we look at how we can in small ways focus  daily on the Lord and his suffering as we await his glorious message of resurrection on Easter Day.

Here are some ... Read More »

The Benedict Option

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

In our last posting Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia saw two choices for Catholics living in a post Christian America. One was to retreat and the other to lead a vigorous faith filled life. An article in the the WSJ dated Sunday ,February 18/19 ,2017 presented the retreat choice.

In ... Read More »

Strangers in a Strange Land

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

Recently, Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia appeared on EWTN. He is the author of the book “Strangers in a Strange Land” in which he shares his concern for how Catholics can live their faith vigorously in a post Christian public square. He commented that attendance in his diocese is down ... Read More »

Spiritual “To Do List”

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

Most of us put order and purpose into our lives by writing out a daily”to do list”. It captures what we believe to be the most important stuff we need to get done deadlines at work, family responsibilities, Dr. appointments etc.Look at your list again. Is there something missing? ... Read More »

The Flowers of Tomorrow

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

Did you ever wonder what Christ was thinking when he chose the 12 apostles? In the gospel reading of the calling of the twelve names are rather matter of factly read off.

Let’s start with James and John or as Jesus called them “The Sons of Thunder”. Today we ... Read More »

"Come and See"

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

Welcoming Catholics Home (WCH) is our parish invitation to fallen away Catholics to “come and see”. It is a 6 week support program helping fallen away Catholics return to the active practice of their faith.

During the 6 weeks, they share their stories in a relaxed non judgmental atmosphere. Many ... Read More »

An Invitation

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

The largest religious group in the country after Roman Catholics is fallen away Roman Catholics. About 20 million to be precise and growing every day. The majority of these folks don’t join another faith. When asked why they don’t return to their faith, most answer “no on ever invited ... Read More »

The Smile Ministry

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

A common complaint among the grads of our Welcoming Catholics Home program, for fallen away Catholics, is that they don’t feel “welcome” when they return to the church. They long for the feelings of “connection and belonging.”

Some returnees actually attended  protestant or evangelical churches where they were targeted ... Read More »

A New Year's Resolution

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/17

In his article “In Hoc Anno Domini”, Vermont Royster points out that when Christ was born the whole world was in bondage, there was one state and that was Rome and one master and that was Tiberius Caesar.

Everywhere there was civil order and stability but everywhere there was something ... Read More »