Evangelization

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  • Catholic identity part 2 of 2

    by Thomas Groome

    Produced in partnership between Boston College and Today’s Parish This is the second of a two-part essay that examines dimensions and implications of our Catholic identity for lived Christian faith. In Part 1, Professor Thomas Groome considered the deep … read more

  • Catholic identity part 1 of 2

    by Thomas Groome

    Produced in partnership between Boston College and Today’s Parish Jesus promised the Samaritan woman at the well that he would give "living waters" that constantly spring up "unto eternal life." We must ever return to these deep waters to invigorate our … read more

  • Evangelization strategies that work

    by Sylvia Devillers

    Catholic evangelization is now more than ever understood as the “essential mission of the church…bringing the Good News into all the strata of humanity, and through its influence transforming humanity from within and making it new” (On Evangelization in … read more

  • How to build a welcoming parish

    by Msgr. Vincent Rush

    A parish is a system. And because it is a system, it produces. What it produces is exactly what it is (perhaps unwittingly) designed to produce. One thing systems always produce is boundaries. I don’t mean their geographic borders but their implicit definition of … read more

  • Faith sharing is essential to faith

    by Rev. Dr. James Czegledi

    If we do not share our faith with others, how will they come to faith themselves? Christians share their faith in God when they talk to others one-on-one or in small groups. The Spirit of God is always with us when we do this. Circumstances affect how … read more