Catholic Renewal & Connecting with the Liturgy

The Beauty of the Catholic Liturgy 4virtu

How can Catholics at once renew their commitment of faith and connect with the liturgy while spreading the Word?  There are definitive camps within Catholicism – some believe that focusing on Christ and their own worship is enough while others are embracing the New Evangelization that has Catholics reaching out to those who have fallen […] 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 »

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 »

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 »

New Evangelization Success with #PopUpPope

We love the new evangelization success that has been achieved with the #popuppope on Social Media. Talk about creative new evangelization ahead of the Pope’s visit next month! PopeUpPope was inspired partly by Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the U.S. September 22-27, which will culminate in his visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of […] Read more »

Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent – March 22

The fifth Sunday of Lent is also called “Passion Sunday” and marks the beginning of Passiontide, a deeper time of Lent. Next Sunday, we will celebrate Palm Sunday which is the beginning of Holy Week. Reading 1 – JER 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house […] Read more »

Pope Francis: Lent is a Time of Spiritual Battle

Last Sunday, Pope Francis expanded on his Lenten message. “Lent,” said the Pope, “is a time of combat” and “a time of spiritual battle against the spirit of evil.” “In Lent you have to fight,” he said in his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter’s Square. Referencing Jesus’ 40 days in the desert, the Pope said, “Jesus […] Read more »

Pope Francis Planning Dates for USA Visit

Pope Francis is planning a visit to the USA and besides Philadelphia, New York and Washington DC have been added to the schedule.  Final dates have not been confirmed. This will be the first papal visit by Pope Francis to the United States. Pope Francis will be at the September World Meeting of Families in […] Read more »