Engaging the Culture

Engaging the Culture: The Revolution is Underway

Editor’s note: Today we welcome Celeste Behe to the New Evangelizers blogging team! I’m fascinated by words:  their origins, meanings, and sounds.  I especially like to think about whether the sound of a given word suits its definition. Take the word…

Homosexuality and the Modern Problem

Homosexuality and the Modern Problem

I have been teaching high school theology for 11 years and I noticed remarkable shifts in the minds of the youth.  Some are positive. When I first began, they were about 50/50 on abortion.  Now they are closer to 80%-90% pro…

Listen! - New Evangelizers

Listen!

Editor’s note: Today we welcome Nancy Ward to the New Evangelizers blogging team! The business trip with my husband to a technical conference in Colorado became a mini-vacation for me. I was on my own during the day with the hotel…

Looking at the Year of Faith Note

The Year of Faith Note is broken up into seven sections, so my two-part summary will use those same headings.  The purpose of this Note is to unpack the Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei and give practical advice on the…

Culture of Witness

Culture of Witness

Continuing our ongoing discussion of  Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization The title of Part IV, “Culture of Witness,” gives me the call-to-action I need. The bishops (as usual) waste no time getting right to the heart of the…

How I Ended Up Catholic

How I Ended Up Catholic

Editor’s note: Today we welcome Alicia Hart to the New Evangelizers blogging team! When I was born, my parents lived in an old home in a wonderful, Catholic neighborhood in a suburb of Philadelphia. Life in this neighborhood was just like…

Responding with a Touch

Responding with a Touch

Continuing our ongoing discussion of  Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization We’re finishing Part III, “The Focus of the New Evangelization,” with “The Response of the New Evangelization to Today’s World.” In this final paragraph, the bishops acknowledge the…

Apologetics vs Evangelization

Some of my favorite reads are books on apologetics.  Few things get me as excited as learning to defend my Catholic faith.  With so many great authors and titles, from the writings of the saints to modern day apologists, there…

It’s about Hope

It’s about Hope

Continuing our ongoing discussion of  Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization We’re in Part III, “The Focus of the New Evangelization.” The introduction strikes me, as I sit here typing hurriedly and consider all that’s on my list for the rest…

On the Necessity of Purgatory

On the Necessity of Purgatory

Editor’s note: Today we welcome Catholic Skywalker to the New Evangelizers blogging team! There are many, some of them Catholic, who think that Purgatory is an invention of the Church. They believe it is a theological theory that had its time…