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Evangelism

Updated: Apr 12



A Message from the Editor


Our responsibilities to evangelize are in the Bible.

 

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall. Mark 16:15-18


When I interviewed former FRI agent Ken Strange, I found him to be one of the most fascinating interviews that I have ever conducted. That is why Ken was added to Our Heroes webpage. 


Tens of thousands of Israelis have protested against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv. They believe in the sanctity of life. Chef Jose Andres says Israel targeted his aid workers 'systematically, car by car' All those who approved the bombing of the people delivering food in Gaza should be tried by the International Commission on War Crimes.


A Quote to Remember


“To convert somebody, go and take them by the hand and guide them.”

by Saint Thomas Aquinas


Prayers

 

A prayer for Evangelists

 

“Go out into the whole world”

 

Oh Lord of wonders and wonderous Lord of all,

 

Easter came in the night with a candle lit from a fire,

Bearing the hope of the resurrection in the dead night,

Entrapped as we are in sin and fear, hopelessly tight.

 

You rose from a terrible death, bursting from the tomb,

Appearing to those with whom you walked and talked

And told them: “Go out into the whole world” and tell

Your witness of the great events of deliverance and life!

 

Lord, I dressed smartly, and my neighbour asked why?

Because it is Easter! And we celebrate Easter for a week!

And then we continue the feast until Pentecost brings the

Celebration of the mission-presence of the Holy Spirit.

 

Lord, I said “good morning” to many people I did not know,

Who would have otherwise passed silently, without the smile

 

That came between us, others neither speaking

 

Nor looking but who, strapped in by fears, went on without a

Word, gesture, or pause, silencing further attempts to speak.

 

But not as we were, as now I pray for the locked-in-silenced.

 

Lord, we had been away with you on a long weekend and, on

Return, I dared to say “God is good and loves you” at the bus

Stop and a man answered, how unusual to hear God spoken of.

 

There are those, Lord, who wrote about you for the rest of us:

They are called Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; and there are

Those who left everyone and everything, and went to meet you

In the desert, in monasteries and convents, and there are those,

Men and women, who sailed across the world, witnessing with

Their lives, their health and their deaths, that there is a love that

Transfigures everyday actions into acts of eternal life and love!

 

But, Lord, just as your active presence is present in the beginning

Of each one of us, so you accompany us throughout our lives, not

Neglecting to send us messengers of your love as visibly here as

You are invisibly there, too, calling us to act out of the truth-in-love.

 

Oh Lord, we do not announce you alone, as alone we are not clothed

In the life of those from whom we have been formed and through

whom we are called to travel as far as the stars and as near as those

Next to us, on the street, amidst the crowd, at the end of a letter or

Message in the internet bubbles that float through the known world

Visiting all who will visit it and inviting them to humility and prayer

Remembering that God was there at our beginning as

He will be at Our end, as He has been through our time through now to evermore.

 

Oh Mary, who alone expresses the inexpressible presence of the

Indwelling mystery of the divine dwelling that manifests itself as

An outward glowing of coal from the very fire of God, ever bright

With the light and warmth of His Being, but being forever blessed

From the roots of your existence, showing forth the radiance of all

 

Relationships rooted in you and flowering in your Church and in

All those tending to you, near and far, young and old, of every race and colour who, listening to the voice among the voices of the earth,

Hear and say, here I am Lord, I come to do your will in loving truth.

 

So let us cry out in our hearts, speaking at the garden fence, the bus

Stop, or by the media mediated to many who we will never meet, that there is time to meet the lover of all mankind and His foreverby Francis Etheredge Catholic married layman, father of 11, 3 of whom are in heaven, and an author.

 

Prayer for the food aid workers killed in Gaza by bombing

 

God receive into your mercy

those food aid workers killed in Gaza

who were on a mission of mercy.

Help us to learn from their courageous compassion

to reach out to all those in need.

Continue to inspire people of good will

to carry on works of mercy. Amen

by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism

 

 

Prayer for the killed 29 people killed by fire at an Istanbul nightclub

 

The Horror of Fire

 

Dear Lord, we all know the consequence of fire!

It keeps us warm in cold weather,

it is a source of fuel,

it is a way we have of marking out where we might be going.

However, on Tuesday April 2, 2024,

Lord, the fire that engulfed Istanbul nightclub during renovations

that trapped workers and employees and left 29 dead.

Lord, please reach out to comfort these workers' families.

Help them to realize that you will never abandon them even in a time of great loss.

Keep them focused on your goodness. 

The managers questioned about the fire were not aware how this occurred. 

It is a difficult time for all who are involved in the renovations,

the assistance of others in needs and all who are affected by this tragedy.

As we pray for all those in the midst of this sadness,

assist us in providing others with their needs at this time.

During the week of Mercy,

we ask you to be merciful on all and help them to remember your goodness and love.

by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism

 

Evangelist Interviews


General Interviews



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Evangelism Articles/Commentaries



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Medical Journal Articles


           by Kim A. Boggess, MD  for the MOMPOD Study PIs JAMA April 3, 2024

           Link to Diabetes


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Book Reviews, Commentaries, and Announcements



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Film Reviews and Communities


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Television Reviews and Commentaries

  • The Baxters Commentary by Katie Yoder Our Sunday Visitor

Music Reviews and Commentaries

  • Mantras Commentary by leja Hertzler-McCain Religion News Service


Videos

The Gervais' Story- New Evangelization Summit 2019


Catholic Hip-Hop and the New Evangelization

by El Padrecito & FoundNation


Bishop Barron on Effective Evangelization

by Bishop Robert Barron


Scott Hahn - "Evangelizing Catholics: The Bible, the Eucharist and the New Evangelization"


New Evangelization: 3 Step Method - Catholic Video by Speaker Ken Yasinski 


 How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize Our World by Steve Ray 


Media and the New Evangelization by Salt and Light


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