Category Archives: New Evangelization

13 Things About Your Yard That Say You’re Catholic

  1.   The statue of Mary.  Required by canon law.                                   2.  Toys…lots of toys…new toys, old toys, big toys, little toys, inside toys, outside toys, broken toys, and…seriously, where did all these toys come from?       [...]

Real Pope Francis vs. Media Pope Francis

Everyone is talking about the Big Interview that Pope Francis gave last week. Catholic blogs are abuzz. My news feed on The Facebook is full of a mix of inspiring quotes and frustrations with the media response.  On that last point, it’s helpful to look at what Pope Francis really said. Therefore, we present for your viewing [...]

The LOVE Revolution

WYA Revolution is a project started by a young man named Jon Jorgenson.  Over the weekend a bunch of my friends sent me the link to two of Jon’s videos in the Anima Series. Now, they don’t have millions of views (yet), but they must be catching on because a bunch of people sent me [...]

The Cardinal & Colbert

Last night, Cardinal Dolan brought joy, youthfulness, and humor to Catholicism in a big mainstream way. He sat down and talked to well-known Catholic comedian Stephen Colbert about his new e-book, Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis, and Pope Francis’ comments about homosexuality. It seems that Cardinal Dolan is leading when [...]

White Sox Catcher: I Love Praying the Rosary

  Meet Tyler Flowers, catcher for the Chicago White Sox. In a recent interview with the Catholic New World, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the major league baseball player spoke about his devotion to the Blessed Mother. I love to pray rosaries, which are very Christ-centered. In fact, Jesus’ name is literally at [...]

New Evangelization: Faith, Family & Ducks?

A&E’s hit reality show Duck Dynasty made history when their fourth season premiere was the most-watched non-fiction series telecast in cable TV history. This family won the hearts of America, with 11.8 million people tuning in for the premiere. Duck Dynasty follows the lives of the Robertson family, who run their own business called Duck [...]

Should We Pray for the Conversion of America?

At the request of the pope, Catholics used to pray after Mass for the conversion of Russia–or so we have often heard.  This custom has long since been discontinued.  Whenever it comes to my mind, however, I wonder if it should be revived in a new form.  Should Catholics today pray after Mass for the conversion [...]

Pope Francis’s Three Parting Words from World Youth Day

“Go and make disciples of all nations.”  From these words of Jesus, Pope Francis, in his Sunday homily, drew three parting ideas to give to World Youth Day participants–and to all Catholics.  As usual, Francis’s remarks were well worth pondering.  Here are his three final thoughts: 1. “Go.”  Francis reminds us that we are sent [...]

3.2 Million Young Catholics Changing the World!

Young Catholics are taking over the world… and that just can’t be censored. The mainstream media can try to bury the fact that the Catholic Church is alive and well, but the truth remains – the Church is thriving and Catholic youth around the world are rising up and being a witness to the faith. [...]


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