Browsing the 2017 archive of Everyday Evangelization

Just a Reminder!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/01/17

The Catholic Church is 2,000 years old.  Every generation has its challenges and needs to be reminded of the beauty and truth of the Catholic Church that shines down through the ages.  So here are some reminders of how the Church has changed the world for the better for ... Read More »

A Reflection on the Meaning of Suffering

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/20/17

St. John tells us that God is Love and when you love someone you want what is best for them.  Why then all the suffering in our lives and in the world?  We ask ourselves why does God allow it if he is all powerful and truly seeks our ... Read More »

Thy Will Be Done...

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/06/17

We’ve all had the experience of friends or family members falling away from the Church.  Many times we ask “where is God in all of this? Why is he letting this happen?”  It often seems that our prayers for this person are not being answered.

St. Monica prayed to ... Read More »

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/30/17

St. Augustine recounts in his autobiography, Confessions, an experience he had during the singing of the Mass: “How I wept when I heard your hymns and canticles, being deeply moved by the sweet singing of your Church!  Those voices flowed into my ears, truth filtered into my heart, and ... Read More »

What is the meaning of Life?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/22/17

Father Joseph Burke, SJ believes that the central issue faced by people who are away from the church is: What gives life meaning?  “A lot of people have lost that sense of meaning” he explains. “They begin to ask themselves, “What is my life all about? Why do ... Read More »

Joy is the Serious Business of Heaven . . . CS Lewis

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/15/17

There is a tendency to confuse happiness with joy.  We often think they are synonymous.  Happiness is more a reaction to pleasure, like eating an ice cream cone or reading a good book.  It is an emotional reaction in which we experience a state of well-being that can disappear ... Read More »

What did God say to You at Mass this Sunday?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/30/17

Matthew Kelly has written a small but powerful little book called “The Mass Journal.”  In it he has a golden nugget of an idea that will improve your spiritual life and how you experience that one hour every Sunday at Mass.  

Here is his step by step plan: ... Read More »

Confession is good for the soul!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/25/17

People often think “do I have to go to confession?  I’m a good person  I can talk to God directly.  I don’t need a priest. ”

Today, the long lines waiting to go to confession are gone and the use of the sacrament has declined dramatically among Catholics.

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Kindness is Contagious

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/18/17

In the early church, acts of kindness were hallmarks of the faith.  Helping the poor, feeding the hungry,clothing the naked, caring for the ill, and burying the dead all stemmed from Christ's admonition to "love one another."  The song lyrics "they will know us by our love" rings as ... Read More »

Can I Pray with You?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/12/17

There are times during our day we come across people who are suffering or in in need.  They can be family members, friends, people we work with or complete strangers.  We wish we could reach out to comfort them and soothe away the worry and ache in their hearts.

There is a way to help people who are suffering or in need that is immediate and goes directly to the source of all healing.  Simply ask them "Can I pray with you?" right there on the ... Read More »