Eliminating Political Vitriol Online

Eliminating Political Vitriol Online

Editor’s note: Today we welcome Lisa Hendey to the New Evangelizers blogging team! As we prepare for the critical November elections, I find myself increasingly frustrated whenever I enter my social networking venues online. A trip to Facebook or Twitter these…

St. Francis, Animals, and the Environment

Readings for October 4, 2012: Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, religious You often see a garden statue of him with a bird on his shoulder.  Yes, St. Francis of Assisi did have a special relationship with animals.  He preached…

Talking about Sin

5 Disclaimers When Talking about Sin

There is a reluctance on the part of many to talk about sin.  That is understandable. It is not a pleasant topic of conversation.  People being told about it often feel lectured to or judged.  People talking about it feel…

RosaryPlus

RosaryPlus Takes the Rosary to a New Level

In the course of my search for the perfect rosary app, I have downloaded and tried dozens. So far, only three have made the cut to “Essential” level, and only iRosary remains of the three that were on the list when I…

Hot Dogs and Evangelization

I came out of the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Dallas, Texas, recently looking for a quick lunch at the convention center. I ordered a box lunch and joined two writers on a long bench in the hall near…

Keep Peace or Give a Piece of my Mind

Keep Peace or Give a Piece of my Mind

Peace is something most people I know yearn for. We want to believe Jesus when he says he has the peace that surpasses all understanding and that it is for us. It is, but it comes slowly, with deliberate effort…

Taking Aggressive Action

Readings for September 30, 2012: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B Radio talk show hosts make a living on it.  Day after day, they bring before our eyes stupid, unjust and wasteful situations in order to provoke outrage.  We…

7 Tips for Parishes Using Facebook in the New Evangelization

At last count, there are over 800 million Facebook users. Chances are, there are many people in your parish using Facebook every day. It’s necessary for parishes to develop a strong social media presence to connect with their members and…

Staying Catholic: Jack T. Chick and the New Evangelization

The moment I returned to the Catholic Church, Jack T. Chick, the infamous anti-Catholic cartoonist, entered my life.  Well-meaning friends from my evangelical congregation took me aside.  They were genuinely concerned: Did I not know that the Catholic Church was…

Catholic Stuff You Should Know

Highlighting New Evangelizers: Catholic Stuff You Should Know Podcast

If it wasn’t for the Catholic Stuff You Should Know podcast, I wouldn’t laugh nearly as much as I learned about annulments, Aquinas’ five proofs for the existence of God, and why being called “father” isn’t optional for priests (given…