Browsing the 2021 archive of Everyday Evangelization

Practice Makes Perfect!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/01/21

The word practice means “repeated performance for the purpose of acquiring a skill or proficiency.”  People become better at something when they do it often.  If you want to be a better writer, you should write every day.  Athletes practice to be the best in their fields and we ... Read More »

World Day of Grandparents And the Elderly

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/25/21

Feast Day of St. Anne and St. Joachim

Pope Francis has established World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly on the fourth Sunday in July.  This is to be closest to the Feast Day of St. Joachim and St. Anne, the parents of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  ... Read More »

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

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/18/21

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 wellbeing that can ... Read More »

Just A Reminder of What Spiritual Friendship Is

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/11/21

What exactly is spiritual friendship?  How is it different from regular friendships? Mary Poust in her book, Walking Together Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship, says “spiritual friends are two people bound together by a love of God.  They walk side by side with God always between them.”

Poust goes on to say that “spiritual friends magnify our virtuous qualities.”  More casual friends might bring out the worst in us like idle gossip and jealousy.  Spiritual friends bring out our best--inspiring us to live in humility, honesty and charity.  Spiritual friends inspire us to move beyond pettiness where our hearts and minds are focused on doing what is right.  They are reaching for life in heaven while accompanying one another as pilgrims following the Way here on ... Read More »

Keep Holy the Sabbath

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/28/21

Are we happy yet?  The Pew Research Center asked this question pointing out that we have this thing about happiness.  We have certain inalienable rights, declares our Declaration of Independence, among them “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Two hundred years later how are we doing?

When ... Read More »

An Hour That Will Change Your Life Forever!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/16/21

Some of you may have seen the article in the June Catholic Courier totally dedicated to the miracle of the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist.  Catholics are invited to return to the obligation of Holy Mass on Sundays and receive the “real thing.”  This is a powerful message ... Read More »

The Feast of Corpus Christi -- The Real Thing

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/06/21

Jesus said to them, “anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day.  For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink”. (John 6:53-56)

Doubts about the Real Presence have been around ... Read More »

Who Am I?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/31/21

In a recent sermon Fr. John Paul of EWTN laid out an amazing list of who Jesus is.  He pointed out that Jesus wants us to know His identity…who He is.

John, the beloved disciple, lists seven “I am” statements in his gospel that give us a clear picture ... Read More »

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/23/21

Pentecost Sunday is a magnificent Holy Day and it marks the birthday of the Catholic Church.  Christ ascended into heaven forty days after the resurrection but not before he gives the Church the most precious “Birthday” gift ……..the Holy Spirit.

He tells the apostles that he must ascend to ... Read More »

Keep That Appointment

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/16/21

Most of us have a “to do” list or calendar on which we put the most important items we need to accomplish for the day from seeing the doctor to having dinner with friends.  But don’t forget the most important appointment of all and keep it daily………an appointment ... Read More »