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I can’t use the word “blessings” without thinking of a deacon who lives in Arizona. It all started back in the days when Lisa Hendey was podcasting (remember that?) and one of her contributors shared a “Deacon Moment.” Deacon Tom…

Beauty on the Outside

Among the many criticisms Evangelical Christians often make against the Catholic Church is that its older church buildings can be overly ornate and filled with ritualistic pomp and circumstance. The presumption is that such churches focus on the beauty of worldly…

The New Evangephobia

Are you afraid to share your Catholic faith with others?  When  the opportunity presents itself, do you fail to be open about your beliefs?  If so, you may have evangephobia. Once in a while, as a writer, you come up…

Love IS All You Need

Readings for October 7, 2012: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time The Beatles wrote a song that was the sensation of 1967, “All You Need Is Love.”  This the same point made a few years earlier by an ecumenical council of…

Finding God on YouTube

At first glance that phrase sounds like an oxymoron.  Find God on arguably one of the most frivolous of websites right alongside adorable children, cute fuzzy animals, and hilarious (to us anyway) goof-ups?  Seriously? Yes, seriously.  I was skeptical too….

A 4-Way Approach to Sharing Your Faith

One day a young Catholic friend of mine updated her Facebook status to say, “I am Catholic. Jesus Christ established my religion, who established yours?” This was quickly answered by someone with, “Jesus Christ established my religion too and I’m…

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…

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 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…