Tag Archives: evangelization

A warning from recent history about changes to the CDF and notes about authentic and deficient “evangelization”

A priest friend sent this around to a select group.  I think more people should know about it. As we read about the proposed Curial “reforms”  Ottaviani reminds us that the seeds for this were sown by Paul VI another … Continue reading

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TLM: Evangelize or else close and die.

Some of you are writing to me today about a piece at the National Catholic Register by my friend Msgr. Charles Pope in Washington DC about the future of the TLM or Traditional Latin Mass. Pope contends that a ceiling … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do we need “more direct and forceful” evangelization? Identifying the “enemy”.

From a reader… In the Pope’s visit to Ecuador he stated: “Evangelization does not consist in proselytizing, but in attracting by our witness those who are far off, in humbly drawing near to those who feel distant from God and … Continue reading

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The Traditional Latin Mass and the New Evangelization

The Institute of Christ the King had ordinations to the priesthood recently in St. Louis.  This promoted an article in the local paper.  The writer (thus, editor) seemed amazed that this sort of thing is going on.  Young people… Mass… … Continue reading

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Fr. Z kudos to Archbp. Vigneron

When I hear about the “New Evangelization”, I often wonder when the “Old Evangelization” concluded. For your Just Too Cool File. Archbp. Vigneron of Detroit did some sidewalk evangelization! The group that organizes this is St. Paul Street Evangelization. “This … Continue reading

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Sobering photos

Sometimes when I hear talk, often vapid, about the New Evangelization, I cynically wonder when it was that we completed the Old Evangelization. On the other hand, we are living in a post-Christian era, most of us in countries that were … Continue reading

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Please watch this whole video before reacting.  Then think about it for a few minutes before reacting. A Franciscan priest and a small group with him took it to the streets and staged a Eucharistic Flash Mob. [wp_youtube]cZ5aYoSr3Hg[/wp_youtube] What do … Continue reading

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