Creating Conversations on Evangelization

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  • Why Don’t We Evangelize People Living with Disabilities?

    Why Don’t We Evangelize People Living with Disabilities?

    For all the discussion of the New Evangelization in the past forty years, there are topics that simply don’t get discussed, and should. I’m offering an occasional series of posts called Starting Conversations that I hope will get people thinking, talking, and doing. While I will offer opinions, my offerings are meant more to serve… Read more


  • How Do You Awaken Thirst for God In People Who Say They Don’t Care?

    How Do You Awaken Thirst for God In People Who Say They Don’t Care?

    As I write this, we’re still in the graces of this past Easter Sunday, full of the good news that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, and his life, death, and resurrection saves, heals, and transforms our lives. Because He is our friend and our LORD, we each have specific divine plans for our… Read more


  • Are You a Catholic Evangelist? You Should Be…Here’s Why, and How to Start

    Are You a Catholic Evangelist? You Should Be…Here’s Why, and How to Start

    Evangelization has been a dirty word in Catholic circles for too long, maybe because so many Catholics haven’t seen it done well. Here’s a book that helps us re-imagine how we do evangelization…and maybe even make it fun. by Susan Windley-Daoust Evangelization. Ugh…that word! People immediately think of soapboxes, megaphones, door to door missionaries, and… Read more


  • The Sacrament of the Present Moment (without Sacraments)

    The Sacrament of the Present Moment (without Sacraments)

    How do Catholics engage Holy Week in a Covid-19 pandemic without the lifeblood of grace, the sacraments? Perhaps it’s not in more online everything. A spiritual master from 400 years ago taught us how to not let this pandemic spiritually kill us. by Susan Windley-Daoust Two weeks ago, I ran into an old friend and… Read more


  • ‘If I Say This Out Loud, I Will Die’

    ‘If I Say This Out Loud, I Will Die’

    I knew what I did was wrong, and was tortured by it. But when the thought of confessing that act came to mind, I immediately sensed: If I say this out loud, I will die. Read more


  • Can You Picture an Evangelizing Parish?

    Can You Picture an Evangelizing Parish?

    Ugh, that word! Evangelization—people immediately think of soapboxes, megaphones, door-to-door missionaries, and more. And yet—we need to share the good news. Jesus told us too. We see people leaving, sometimes our family and friends. And to look at the last three months—has the world ever needed God more? And—we want to share the good news…. Read more


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