Christmas 2010


Dear Friend,

November-December 2010

May this Advent/Christmas season be a time when our celebration of the birth of Christ deepens God’s abiding presence within us and throughout the world.  Many of us will notice visitors and newcomers at our churches, and we hope you will be comfortable in welcoming them whole-heartedly so that they know they have a “home” in the Catholic faith.  As the angels and shepherds portrayed in the Gospel sang the praise of the new-born Savior, so may we continue to announce the Good News to all whom we meet.

If you are considering “New Year’s resolutions,” it may be a good time to reflect on concrete ways to bring the message of Christ to others.  You are also welcome to share good news with us, if you have stories of evangelization that would help our readers carry out this mission.

Best wishes for a joy-filled Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Fr. Tony Krisak, Editor

Ask for a Sign from Above (Magdalena Gutierrez)

Once again, we are in the midst of the beautiful season of Advent, and we strive to remember, understand and celebrate the depth of the mystery of God’s love with a heart renewed… read more

The Gospel in a Secular World, Part 4 (Frank DeSiano, CSP)

Charles Taylor, in his book A Secular Age, identifies yet another aspect behind the emergence of a fairly widespread secular culture—the whole notion of “reform.”  He contrasts this… read more

Awakening Faith across the Atlantic (Sharon Beech)

On September 16, 2010, the Catholics of England, Scotland & Wales experienced an unexpected ‘Awakening’.  The State visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has to be the single most ‘evangelistic’ event in the recent history of Catholicism in the UK… read more

Handout: Get a Grip on Parish Evangelization (John & Therese Boucher)

“Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours… and yours are the hands by which He is to bless us now.” (St. Teresa of Avila) The human hand is an amazing gift. By one count, there are 29 bones in the hand, 34 muscles (just to move the fingers and thumb). . . Download the handout

2010 PNCEA Outreach Survey: Summary Report

The following are excerpts from the Executive Summary report from the 2010 PNCEA Outreach Survey in which many of our EE readers participated. The survey was conducted to assist us in reaching out to you… read more

Not for Seekers Only (Book Review by Janet Schaeffler, OP)

Father Frank DeSiano, the director of the Paulist‘s evangelization center (PNCEA) in Washington, DC, has given us this fascinating and helpful book. He makes it clear from the outset that reaching out to others cannot undermine ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue… read more

Featured Resource

Why Not Consider the Catholic Faith?  What a perfect gift Fr. Frank DeSiano’s book could be for those who are wondering about Catholicism or perhaps feel only loosely connected with the church!  As Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP, notes in her review that is reprinted in this issue (Not for Seekers Only), Fr. Frank gets at the heart of what it means to be Catholic.

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