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A Battle Plan from St. Paul

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, In : Evangelization 


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The epistle in the Extraordinary Form this past Sunday (21st Sunday after Pentecost) was particularly appropriate for our times. The Holy Spirit, writing through St. Paul, gives us important reminders of how to live and fight as true soldiers of Christ in a world increasingly gripped by satanic darkness. Let’s examine the whole passage and then reflect on its teachings:

Be strengthened in the Lord and in the might of His power. Put on the armor of God, that you may b...


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On the Martyrdom of Evangelization

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, June 28, 2015, In : Evangelization 


 St. Paul speaks plainly of the suffering he endured to deliver the Good News for us:

… afflictions, hardships, constraints, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, vigils, fasts; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned love, in truthful speech, in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness at the right and at the left; through glory and dishonor, insult and praise. We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful; as unrecogn...


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Q&A 4: Why is Peter the first pope?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Evangelization 

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Q&A 3: How can you take practical steps to evangelize?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Evangelization 

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Q&A 2: Why is joy important for Evangelization?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Evangelization 

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Q&A 1: How can pastors encourage parishioners to be intentional disciples?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Evangelization 

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Peter. Upon this rock I Build My Church

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Evangelization 

Because Peter was made the foundation of the Church, there were practical implications: it gave him a special place or primacy among the apostles. As the passages below demonstrate, the early Church Fathers clearly recognized this. 

Clement of Alexandria

"[T]he blessed Peter, the chosen, the preeminent, the first among the disciples, for whom alone with himself the Savior paid the tribute [Matt. 17:27], quickly g.asped and understood their meaning. And what does he say? ‘Behold, we ...


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Becoming Catholic

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, November 9, 2014, In : Evangelization 

Why Become Catholic?

G.K. Chesterton once said, “The difficulty of explaining ‘why I am a Catholic’is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.

The Catholic Church is the “pillar and bulwark of truth” (1 Timothy 3:15) because it is the Church founded by Jesus Christ who is God.  2,000 years ago the Son of God became incarnate on earth; that is, he became fully man and took on human flesh while remaining fully divine.  Jesus Chr...


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Lapsed Catholics weigh in on why they left Church

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, In : Evangelization 
The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University estimates that there are currently approximately 32 million adults in the United States who were raised Catholic but have ceased to identify themselves as a member of the Church. A recent survey of lapsed and former Catholics in the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, conducted by researchers at Benedictine University, offers new insights into why some Catholics stop attending Mass or leave the faith all together....
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Why Become Catholic?

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Evangelization 

G.K. Chesterton once said, “The difficulty of explaining ‘why I am a Catholic’is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.

The Catholic Church is the “pillar and bulwark of truth” (1 Timothy 3:15) because it is the Church founded by Jesus Christ who is God.  2,000 years ago the Son of God became incarnate on earth; that is, he became fully man and took on human flesh while remaining fully divine.  Jesus Christ walked and breath...


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Important Points About Evangelization

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, October 3, 2014, In : Evangelization 

After His Resurrection, Jesus gave his Apostles a solemn command: “Go … and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20, RSVCE). Evangelization is fulfilling this command; it is the process by which disciples of Jesus Christ make new disciples of Jesus Christ.

Here are 7 important facts about evangelization:

1.) Evangelization is Apostolic. It...


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St. Paul Street Evangelization

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, October 3, 2014, In : Evangelization 

“Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious…What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, being the Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by man…he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything…In him we live and move and have our being.” St. Paul preaches to the Athenians (Acts 17:22-28)

St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE) is a grassroots, non-profit organ...


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