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  • Baptizing the Internet - Where Religion and New Media Meet

    01/22/2006 3:43:32 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 494+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 21, 2006
    ROME, JAN. 21, 2006 ( The advent of the Internet and other new media technologies is rapidly expanding the ways for churches and religious organizations to promote their message. On Jan. 3 the Fides news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples published the first part of a dossier, "The People of God on the Internet." The report says that in Italy it is almost impossible to count the number of Catholic sites due to the rapid growth in this sector. The number of links gives an idea of how the Catholic sites are flourishing. Links to one...
  • The Grain of Wheat: R.I.P. Pope John Paul II

    04/08/2005 12:32:18 PM PDT · by tcg · 267+ views
    Catholic Way ^ | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The Grain of Wheat: R.I.P. Pope John Paul II By Deacon Keith Fournier © Third Millennium, LLC “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me.” John 12: 21-24 Like multiple millions throughout the...
  • Christian Courage

    04/04/2005 11:02:06 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 26 replies · 518+ views
    Christian Courage Christian courage is the willingness to say and do the right thing regardless of the earthly cost, because God promises to help you and save you on account of Christ. An act takes courage if it will likely be painful. The pain may be physical, as in war and rescue operations. Or the pain may be mental as in confrontation and controversy. Courage is indispensable for both spreading and preserving the truth of Christ. Jesus promised that spreading the gospel would meet resistance: "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be...
  • Update on Envoy's Catholic Apologetics Apostolate

    04/08/2004 12:02:47 PM PDT · by Patrick Madrid · 4 replies · 124+ views
    Envoy Encore ^ | 04/08/2004 | Patrick Madrid
    Easter Greetings to all my Freeper Friends! For those who are interested in or have followed ENVOY, the Catholic apologetics magazine and apostolate that I direct, the latest monthly Envoy Update Letter, which outlines our current circumstances, is now available online. Please remember us and the apostolate in your prayers. Thanks, and best wishes to all for a happy and blessed Triduum. Patrick

    PLEASE READ, AND IF YOU AGREE, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION An Open Letter and Respectful Petition Dear Mr. Gibson, We, the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, together with the undersigned, wish to publicly express our gratitude to you and all those who participated in your recent production, "The Passion of the Christ". We who have viewed this film agree that it is not simply another movie about Our Lord, but an extraordinary work of sacred art. Your creative efforts have offered us new spiritual insights and have led us into...
  • Mel’s Passion, the New Evangelization and You

    02/20/2004 9:15:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 240+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 02-20-04 | Tom Allen
    Mel’s Passion, the New Evangelization and You 2/20/04 On Monday night, America watched as Mel Gibson defended his movie, his motives and his faith to Diane Sawyer on PrimeTime Live, unabashedly giving the reason for his hope and ours. In an extraordinarily rare moment, a major Hollywood star gave viewers a Catechism lesson on the Catholic faith and shared the gospel in clear and unequivocal terms with millions watching. In This Article...A God-Given Opportunity for EvangelizationArm Yourself with the TruthNow is the Time to Act A God-Given Opportunity for Evangelization Through his words, we witnessed Gibson’s personal descent into...
  • Catholics plan 'Passion' evangelism

    02/09/2004 10:12:56 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies · 433+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2-09-04 | WorldNetDaily
    Catholics plan 'Passion' evangelismNew website urges faithful to use film in sharing with family, friends Posted: February 9, 20045:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 While it is Protestant Christians who normally emphasize evangelizing unbelievers, a new online effort entitled "Catholic Passion Outreach" hopes to mobilize Catholics to use Mel Gibson's new movie to "spread, strengthen and share" their faith. A cooperative project of Catholic Exchange and Ascension Press, the new website features a downloadable free small-groups handbook and a book for sale: "A Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions about Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ." Ascension Press is a Catholic...
  • The Heart of an Apostle If you want to make converts, begin by converting your own heart

    06/23/2003 11:59:21 AM PDT · by Patrick Madrid · 92 replies · 168+ views
    Envoy Magazine ^ | Patrick Madrid
    So you think that evangelizing your family and friends, coworkers and neighbors is an impossible dream? Think again. God wants to work through you, regardless of your circumstances — in your office, your home, your social circles, your parish — to search out and rescue those who have drifted or are starting to drift away from the Faith. All He needs to work with is a willing heart. Here are a few lessons from the life of St. Francis de Sales about how God can make you His coworker in the vast drama of salvation.
  • Winning New Converts

    03/12/2003 8:45:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies · 146+ views ^ | 9-97 | Father John McCloskey
    Winning New Convertsby Father John McCloskey PLEASE PRINT & DISTRIBUTE TO OTHERS As the Catechism reminds us, winning converts to our Faith should be a constant concern for all Catholics: "The true apostle is on the lookout for occasions of announcing Christ by word, either to unbelievers...or to the faithful" (#905). How should we go about it? People are brought to the Church one by one. God pours out his saving grace in many ways, but He normally requires, and we could even say desires, the willing collaboration of his sons and daughters in this joyful task. Winning converts...
  • Islam: What Is To Be Done? (Mark Shea)

    01/12/2003 10:58:10 PM PST · by B-Chan · 13 replies · 108+ views
    Mark Shea ^ | 2003.01.13 | Mark Shea
    The other day Rod wrote about the Muslim guy who stopped another Muslim from torching a synagogue. One also hears about people like this emerging in the Islamic world. And I've gotten email from young people in Iran who loathe the current regime and are not too terribly thrilled about Islam either after having it ramrodded down their throats by the ugliest representatives on the planet. As I've said in the past, I suspect that Islam is, in many ways, a house of cards should it lose state enforcement and the billions pumped into enforcing it from oil regimes. However,...

    12/18/2002 9:32:26 AM PST · by Dqban22 · 4 replies · 1,860+ views
    INSTITUTE OF HISPANIC CULTURE OF HOUSTON | February 12, 1992 | Jesús J. Chao
    Myth and Reality: The Legacy of Spain in America Culture/Society Opinion (Published) Keywords: BLACK LEGEND Source: The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston Published: February 12, 1992 Author: Jesus J. Chao Posted on 09/28/2000 11:29:33 PDT by Dqban22 Myth and Reality: The Legacy of Spain in America By: Jesus J. Chao PROLOGUE This essay is a simple gathering of the historical research made by several prestigious scholars who dedicated their efforts to find the truth behind the records of Spain’s discovery, conquest, colonization, and evangelization of America. The history of this transcendental historical period was hidden under a thick layer...

    08/13/2002 4:25:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 91+ views
    TCR NEWS ^ | August 2002 | David Berger
    On Dominus Iesus and the JewsDr. David BergerRabbinical Council of America[Delivered at the 17th meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee, New York, May 1, 2001.]The Declaration Dominus Iesus, issued in September 2000 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, aroused deep concern among many Jews and not a few Catholics. Let me first survey the specific areas of concern, proceed to address the question of whether or not Jews can plausibly be said to lie outside the effective scope of the document, and finally express some personal views about the propriety or impropriety of the objections that...
  • Catholic Caucus: 12 Painless Ways to Evangelize

    07/29/2002 8:15:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies · 272+ views ^ | Posted 7-29-02 | Catholic Answers
    12 Painless Ways to Evangelize © Catholic Answers, Inc. Introduction Why not face it? Most Catholics shy away from publicly engaging in evangelization. Even those who know their faith well hesitate to discuss it with strangers, and those who don't know their faith as well as they should usually find themselves running for cover when they think they may be asked to engage in evangelization.Not to fear. This booklet explains twelve ways you can spread the faith--at very little expense, often with complete anonymity, and even "from the comfort of your own home," as the old phrase puts it.But first...
  • Announcing New Life -- Christians are called to be not only defenders of life but also restorers

    07/21/2002 6:37:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies · 366+ views
    The Word Among Us ^ | 7-1-02 | by Father Tom Forrest, C.Ss.R.
    Announcing New LifeChristians are called to be not only defenders of life but also restorers of life. by Father Tom Forrest, C.Ss.R.In this story of the raising of the dead son of the widow of Nain, Jesus reveals himself as a conqueror of death. He comes upon a scene of terrible sadness and changes the anguish of death into joy, the pain of separation into the thrill of reunion. The same power that on this occasion brought a dead boy back to his mother’s arms, on many other occasions brought sons and daughters spiritually dead through sin back to the...
  • Spurgeon Morning Meditation

    05/08/2002 8:26:58 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 8 replies · 161+ views
    html> Meditation for This Morning Wednesday, May 08 C. H. Spurgeon "He that was healed wist not who it was." -- John 5:13 Years are short to the happy and healthy; but thirty-eight years of disease must have dragged a very weary length along the life of the poor impotent man. When Jesus, therefore, healed him by a word, while he lay at the pool of Bethesda, he was delightfully sensible of a change. Even so the sinner who has for weeks and months been paralyzed with despair, and has wearily sighed for salvation, is very conscious of the change...