Star of the New Evangelization

Star of the New Evangelization

The stars were GPS for the sailors of many years ago, and Mary is our GPS when it comes to the New Evangelization. Her perfect knowledge of Jesus will lead us closer to Him, if only we let it. We…

It takes a village…a parish…a FAMILY

It takes a village…a parish…a FAMILY

When I left my job in marketing and advertising for the parish office, I might have had a secret plan to bring some glamour to the three-bedroom house that then served as headquarters for the parish staff of three. Now,…

Smile while you evangelize!

Smile while you evangelize!

I’m late, by at least two months, getting to Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s speech from February about New Evangelization. If you haven’t already, do read it all. In the first mention of New Evangelization, Dolan, who already had my attention, grabbed it…

Making an Old Story New

When I stand in front of my fifth grade class as a catechist, animated and enthusiastic, and mention “Easter,” I can see their eyes start to glaze over. “Isn’t Easter just about coloring eggs and icing cookies?” their initial reactions…

Defining New Evangelization

There sure is a buzz about New Evanglization. Everyone seems to be talking about it, doing it, or talking about doing it. And it has made me wonder: what, exactly, is the New Evangelization? What I mean is, how do I…

The Most Important Work I Do

Time for a guilty confession: I like to think I’m important. In my defense, I am. The problem is, I like to think I’m important to people other than my husband and my kids and my family and friends. In my self-importance,…

Finding Balance Doesn’t Always Mean “Giving Up”

If you’re reading this, you’re probably not in the club of people who have given up social media for Lent. I’m with you. I’ve discovered that maybe what I need isn’t an all-or-nothing approach. Maybe what I need is balance. One…

Sharing the Sacred with Social Media

Social media…that force which keeps me connected…and isolated, if I let it. Social media…that interruption that reminds me of the weather, my frustrations, and so many blessings. Social media…that mixed bag that enhances my life even as it threatens to…

We’re all in this together

In a recent episode of Among Women, hostess Pat Gohn and her guest, Robyn Lee, were discussing the New Evangelization. I was nodding along with the impassioned and lovely dialogue when Robyn said something that struck me: We’re all in…

In the Silence of the Internet

The Pope’s Message for the 46th World Communications Day has struck a deep chord with me and it speaks to each of us who are involved in spreading our Catholic faith. For one thing, there’s the title: “Silence and Word: Path…