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Creating Community Online—Turn to the Nerds

Posted by Jennifer Bober on Aug 10, 2020 11:24:00 AM

When we talk about creating community online, I have to admit that the tagline to an ad from an internet financial services and information company comes to mind: “Turn to the Nerds.”

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Tags: evangelization, building community, spread the Gospel, online community

Is “Evangelization” a Dirty Word for Catholics?

Posted by Paul Krenzelok on May 28, 2020 1:32:20 PM

lightstock_171274_smallI have a confession:  I have over 25 years of experience directing faith-formation programs in parishes and universities, but I still squirm when I hear about our call to “evangelization.” Gulp!  Is evangelization really our call as Catholics? Isn’t going to Mass enough? Or works of charity? Or walking barefoot over a hotbed of coals? Please—anything but telling others about Jesus. I mean, evangelizing isn’t really a Catholic thing, is it? 

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Tags: We Are the Good News, evangelization

Holy Heroes

Posted by Jennifer Bober on May 15, 2020 1:52:41 PM

Recently I read a heartbreaking news story about a New York City emergency room doctor who took her own life. Seeing so many die of Covid-19 had left her without hope. As incredibly sad as her death was, there was something else in the article that struck me. The writer spoke with a nurse who was still working on the front lines, and what she said made me think.

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Tags: evangelization, true discipleship, covid-19, Rejoice and Be Glad

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