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How do we evangelize the Americas?

Oct 11, 2016 - 12:02 am .- As society becomes increasingly global, the question of how to spread the Gospel, particularly in the U.S., depends more and more on how effectively we engage with the varying cultures around us  – just as the many missionaries to America did before, say Catholic leaders.

Pope Francis: The truth can't be forced on people

Sep 25, 2016 - 07:33 am .- God is shared with the world through love and authentic relationships, not by forcing the truth on people, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Why Catholics are leaving the faith by age 10 – and what parents can do about it

Sep 5, 2016 - 04:06 pm .- Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age – sometimes before the age of 10 – and their reasons are deeper than being “bored at Mass,” the author of a new report claims.

Are these quite possibly the world's happiest nuns?

Jul 13, 2016 - 06:17 am .- The Eucharistic Communicators of the Heavenly Father are a community of nuns from Colombia who have a great passion for music and an intense desire to announce God through the gifts he has given them.

How to not be a 'beige Catholic,' according to Bishop Barron

Jun 26, 2016 - 05:19 am .- Catholics in America today need to find ways to engage the culture with truth, and avoid “beige Catholicism” that seeks to be dominated by the culture, Bishop Robert Barron said Thursday.

How the beauty of Bach's music evangelized Japan

Jun 2, 2016 - 05:12 pm .- Several years ago, a Lutheran theologian and former Japanese newspaper correspondent uncovered an unusual phenomenon in Japan.

For Cardinal Wuerl, Pope Francis calls Christians to evangelize through marriage

Apr 27, 2016 - 04:54 pm .- Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family presents a special challenge to laypeople to evangelize, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington said Wednesday at the Catholic University of America.

Evangelize the poor: that is your mission, Pope says

Jan 24, 2016 - 06:15 am .- Pope Francis centered his Angelus address this Sunday on what it means to evangelize the poor, and how this is the mission of the Church.

Can fear be overcome? A cultural event explores the question

Jan 7, 2016 - 07:01 am .- It’s not hard to think of a myriad of reasons why people today might be afraid.

Evangelize through sports? One bishop and marathon veteran explains how

Nov 25, 2015 - 04:03 am .- For a veteran runner who’s completed 21 marathons, one bishop sees a deep connection between his Catholic faith and running, and says this connection can even evangelize young people.

Cardinal Sarah on new book: I want to help people rediscover God

Nov 21, 2015 - 10:51 am .- At the presentation of his new book Cardinal Robert Sarah said that Western society is rapidly forgetting God, and expressed his desire to help people rediscover him through both prayer and witness.

Cardinal O'Malley to families: Want to evangelize? You'd better have these two qualities

Sep 25, 2015 - 07:18 pm .- As thousands of Catholics descended upon Philadelphia to hear talks about family and faith, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley had a message for them: Don’t be a party pooper.

Archbishop to priests: Here's how to not give bad homilies

Jul 16, 2015 - 04:54 pm .- In a practical bullet-pointed letter to priests and deacons, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit spelled out the types of people who attend Mass and how clergy can best speak to them.

Pope: Evangelizing isn't about big talk – it's about joy

Jul 7, 2015 - 10:29 am .- In his second homily while visiting Ecuador, Pope Francis spoke on Tuesday of the importance of fostering unity through evangelization, which he said is not done by preaching at people, but rather by being a joyful witness to the Gospel we have received.

How Cardinal Tagle thinks the Church can better reach Asian cultures

Mar 3, 2015 - 04:54 pm .- Asia poses unique challenges to the spreading of the Catholic faith, and the Church must respond by evangelizing through personal encounters, insisted the leading Filipino cardinal.

Malawian bishops commit to spreading the Gospel with new media

Jan 28, 2015 - 02:04 am .- A national symposium of Catholic communicators set out to explore pathways in new media to build unity in Malawi and to connect people to the faith in the small southern African nation.

Scriptures come to life for Irish families through Jesse Box

Dec 21, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A new initiative out of Ireland is using Biblical dioramas to engage parents and children in Scripture. The Jesse Box, says one of its creators Sebastian Kraszkiewicz, aims “to help pass the faith to the children and to encourage family liturgy.”

What's the biggest threat to Asia? Atheism, this cardinal says

Nov 21, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Hong Kong's retired prelate Cardinal Joseph Zen said that amid decades of communist rule in China, human values are at stake in all of Asia and can only be salvaged by fervidly preaching the gospel.

Agree to disagree: Why young Catholics pose a unique challenge for the Church

Nov 12, 2014 - 02:56 am .- While a failure to understand doctrine is present in many segments of the Catholic population, young adults are exhibiting an alarmingly casual attitude towards accepting Church teaching, a study commissioned by the U.S. bishops has found.

Don't be content with desk-bound theology, Cardinal Mueller urges

Nov 3, 2014 - 08:47 pm .- Theologians must not be content with an intellectual pursuit of truth but must evangelize with charity so that the Gospel retains its freshness, the head of the Church's doctrinal office insisted.

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