Browsing the 2021 archive of Everyday Evangelization

October . . . Saints Alive!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 10/17/21

This month provides a myriad of opportunities to grow in holiness.  To begin with the whole month is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary.  She believed and then conceived our Lord.  Her “fiat” was the greatest act of faith ever and is the perfect role model for ... Read More »

Suffering

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 10/11/21

Fr. Paul Sullivan has written an article called “How to make the Greatest Evil in Our Lives Our Greatest Happiness”.  Here are some highlights that may help you to lessen your suffering and derive benefits from every suffering you have to bear.

He points out that first of ... Read More »

Beauty is Indeed a Good Gift of God (St. Augustine: City of God Chapter 22)

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 10/03/21

St. Augustine recounts in his autobiography, Confessions, an experience he had during the singing of the Mass: “How I wept, deeply moved by your hymns, songs and voices that echoed through your church.  What emotion I experienced in them!  A feeling of devotion surged within me, and tears ... Read More »

CHOOSE FOR THE BETTER PART (Luke 10:38-42)

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/20/21

We all know the story of Martha and Mary.  Jesus and his disciples stopped at their home in Bethany.  Jesus loved them and felt at home visiting with them.  Martha welcomed them with open arms.  She was like a ball of fire bustling about trying to prepare food ... Read More »

Keep The Faith

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/13/21

It is a real challenge to “keep the faith” today.  Our faith can be shaken by the secular world around us, our own doubts and the sometimes hard teachings of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis reminds us that “being Christian is not just obeying orders but means being in ... Read More »

Hope

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/05/21

GK Chesterton in his book What’s Wrong with the World said “We are all in the same boat but we are all seasick.”  The topsy-turvy world we currently live in today with pandemics, persecution and an uncertain future certainly makes the boat we are all in in need of ... Read More »

Can I Pray with You?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/30/21

There are times during our day we come across people who are suffering or 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 ... Read More »

Follow Me!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/23/21

There are 58 Gospel verses about “following” Jesus.  Let’s take a look at some of them and see what we can learn about being his disciple from Jesus, himself.

First, in Matthew 4:18 and Mark 1:19, we see Jesus approach his first four Apostles with the command “Follow me ... Read More »

The Centurian's Prayer

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/15/21

As Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came toward to him and said “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress.” And He said to him, “I will come and heal him.”  But the centurion answered Him “Lord I am not worthy to have you come under ... Read More »

Confession is Good for the Soul

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/09/21

People often ask “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.

Are we ... Read More »