Catholics Wanted: No Experience Necessary

Editor’s note: Today, we welcome Chad Torgerson to the New Evangelizers blogging team! Today’s job market is extremely competitive.  Landing a job requires years of experience, excellent references, and, of course, some form of higher education.  Unfortunately, this need for…

Proclaiming Anew

Continuing our ongoing discussion of  Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization Under the heading “Blessed John Paul II and the New Evangelization,” we find a short history lesson of the phrase that’s the topic of our discussion, “New Evangelization,”…

The Very Core of Our Mission

Continuing our ongoing discussion of  Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization We read, on page 5: The proclamation of the Kingdom of God and salvation for all people through Jesus Christ is at the very core of the Church’s…

Show Them Jesus

Continuing our ongoing discussion of  Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization On page 4, we read this, Even though much has already been done to welcome our missing brothers and sisters back to the Lord’s Table, there is still…

It’s Personal

Continuing our ongoing discussion of  Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization We’ve made it to page 3, and here we have one of my favorite parts of this document. The New Evangelization is a call to each person to…

Are we welcoming?

Continuing from last week, in the first section of Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization, a new document by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, we read, many of our brothers and sisters have simply drifted away from the Church….

Called to Him

In the first section of Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization, a new document by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, we read, Christ calls all people to himself. Throughout his public ministry, the Lord Jesus welcomed the stranger, healed…

Commanded to be Witnesses

I’ve been working my way, slowly, through Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization, a new document by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. From the preface: Christ commands us to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth. We…

An Unlikely Disciple

When I stop to think about the work I do, whether in the various venues I write or in my own home, it’s hard to stop from being paralyzed. Who am I to give anyone advice about Christianity? Who am I to…

Plant seeds and leave it to the Holy Spirit

I like to think I have some powers of persuasion, that I am good with words. But still, the fact remains: I have never succeeded in converting another person. A few years ago, I nearly severed a close friendship in…