Does Catechesis have a place within Evangelization?

Thirty-eight years ago, St. John Paul II communicated what I believe is an authentic explanation of evangelization, “the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ; only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of...

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Are you ashamed of telling the truth?

When engaged in conversation it’s not out of the ordinary to assume that the discussion would be sensible and truthful. The last thing we expect to hear is a tale so far-fetched that it makes no logical or moral sense. The irony here is that the basic definition of a conversation is to convey truth. In other words, when...

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Did Pentecost Awaken our Sacramental Identity?

Our human condition is always dependent on some sense of initiation. Every time we awake from our slumber or engage a new activity it involves an initiatory process i.e. steps to begin, engage, exercise and then complete this process. When we apply this structural thought toward our Catholic faith we hopefully come to the...

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Does believing in the Creed invoke hostility?

Blessed Cardinal Newman once said “we can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.” There has been a current trend by some within the Church to deem the Catechism of the Catholic Church as either too offensive, demeaning or that it simply invokes hostility by way of the language within the...

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Why do we renew our Baptismal Promises?

Our human identity is intimately linked to the sacrament of Baptism. This may come as a surprise to some but the reality of our existence is intertwined to this first sacrament of initiation because it provides us with a rebirth as sons of God. In other words, through baptism we are incorporated into the life of Christ. This may...

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