Casting Nets: The Penny Talk

The following article is the first in a series called “Casting Nets” that will run over the coming weeks. They are written by “John,” a student in one of Ralph Martin’s New Evangelization classes, and document several evangelization opportunities he has performed in...

A New Pentecost: Why Now?

Pope John XXIII implored the whole Church to pray in preparation for the Council, asking God to send us a “new Pentecost,” and Benedict XVI called for the whole Church to pray for a renewal of Baptism and confirmation and be “baptized in the Spirit.” For more than 40...

Evangelization: Let God Lead the Way

I have been particularly struck over the last two to three years about one expression of God’s work on our behalf for the New Evangelization and, in particular, for the Year of Mercy. As our parish works on becoming a community of believers who both pray and reach out...