Browsing the 2019 archive of Everyday Evangelization

Stay and Fight!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/19/19

Today, our Church is under serious attack and the battle is right here in our own backyard.  Recently, Bishop Matano announced that our diocese faces bankruptcy due to the sexual abuse cases we must deal with.

Many people throw up their hands asking “What do I do now?  What ... Read More »

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/08/19

This request by the apostles, in Luke Chapter 11,  gave us the greatest prayer ever, The Our Father.  Praising God and acknowledging His love for us is at the heart of this most repeated prayer in history.

Today, in our post Christian culture, we too experience periods of prayerlessness ... Read More »

"Jesus, meek and humble of heart" Matthew 11:29

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/31/19

The above words mark the beginning of the Litany of Humility written by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val.  In it he asks that God fill our hearts with humility.  In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus invites us to learn from Him “for I am meek and humble of heart.”

Humility is ... Read More »

Spiritual Friendship

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/31/19

“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure.” Sirach 6:14 Who is your best friend?  What do you look for in a best friend?

Fr. Gary Caster, Catholic Chaplain at Williams College, says “It is important to gather around us people ... Read More »

Kindness is Contagious

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/31/19

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 “they will know us by our love” rings as ... Read More »

The Truth Will Make You Free (Part 2)

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/31/19

It seems we are meant for truth and don’t feel right when we lie.  We feel guilty because we can’t live with one another when we can’t confidently trust one another to be honest.  We put on different masks around different people.  Truth requires that we commit ourselves ... Read More »

The Truth Will Set You Free! Part 1

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/25/19

Fr. Eamon Tobin says the eighth commandment calls us to live in the truth that God has revealed to us in Jesus and to communicate truthfully with others.  Truthfulness makes you a person of integrity, one who can be trusted.  Honesty is the key to healthy relationships.  The ... Read More »

Make Up Your Mind!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/08/19

 

Easter is a time of great joy with the promise of eternal life given to us by the Risen Lord but He came back to a hostile environment.  Even his apostles didn’t believe he had risen, including Thomas, who had to see him and touch his wounds.  He ... Read More »

Divine Mercy

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/30/19

This Sunday we celebrated the Feast of Divine Mercy.  This great feast has been celebrated since the year 2000 when St. John Paul II, canonized Sister Faustina Kowalska, to whom Jesus gave the Divine Mercy message.  John Paul told us “Be not afraid.”  He inspired us to approach ... Read More »

He Is Risen!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/23/19

Here is St. Matthew’s account of that first Easter morning when God filled the earth with hope, joy and love.  The Angel said to the women “Do not be Afraid for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has ... Read More »