September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation & Begins Season of Creation

A year ago, Pope Francis declared that Catholics would join their Orthodox brothers and sisters and other Christians to formally mark September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This year celebrations of the day are bring prepared as church groups and faith-based environment advocates have instituted a series of prayer services and […] Read more »

Preparing for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland 7/25 – 7/31

In 1984 at the close of the Holy Year of Redemption, over 300,000 young people from around the world responded to the invitation of His Holiness John Paul II for an International Jubilee of youth on Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s square. Looking out to the crowds who answered his invitation he said, “What a […] Read more »

Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day and New Evangelization

Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a  formal feast on the church’s liturgical calendar. St. Mary Magdalene is being recognized for her role as the first to witness Christ’s resurrection and as a “true and authentic evangelizer”. In the article for the Vatican newspaper, Archbishop Arthur Roche, secretary of the […] Read more »

Charitable Works Are Key Part of the New Evangelization

“Faith without charity bears no fruit, while charity without faith would be a sentiment constantly at the mercy of doubt. Faith and charity each require the other, in such a way that each allows the other to set out along its respective path. Indeed, many Christians dedicate their lives with love to those who are […] Read more »

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes – Celebrate MOM!

Happy Mothers Day Recipes

This weekend is the special day to celebrate MOM and a delicious meal is a great way to do that!  This quote reminds us how much Moms do for us every single day: Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.  Cheryl Lacey Donovan Share your favorite way to celebrate […] Read more »

Steps to Invite the New Evangelization into Your Life

Greg Willits did a wonderful in-depth piece on New Evangelization for Catholic Digest that has important steps for Catholics to invite New Evangelization into their lives.  John Paul II coined the phrase in 1979 on his historic visit to Poland and it has been fully embraced by Pope Francis. Greg’s suggestions are real-world steps to […] Read more »

The 15 Promises of Mary for the Praying of the Rosary

15 Promises of Mary for the Praying of the Rosary 4virtu Blog

Praying the rosary is a powerful sacrament and one that sustains Catholics in their daily lives. The Blessed Mother shared the promises of the rosary with St. Dominic for those who pray it.  While the Blessed Mother has 117 titles, she chose “Lady of the Rosary” at Fatima. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation […] Read more »

What is Catholic New Evangelization? (Video)

Dr. Scott Hahn provides his take on the New Catholic Evangelization.  He emphasizes the need and call in the current secular world for Catholics to share their mission and take on the Catholic Religion. This interview was done in 2012 – Original Link More on Dr. Scott Hahn Read more »

New Evangelization – The Catholic Church Mobile App

  For the first time, the USA Catholic Church app from USCCB brings together parishes and (arch)dioceses across the United States—as well as the Vatican—into one, single mobile solution. The App Features All This and More: Daily Scripture readings USCCB content integration Up to the minute Catholic news English/Spanish capability News alerts, calls-to-action, events calendar […] Read more »