Evangelization & Discipleship

The Easter season – A story of mission!

The early Church was born through the power of the Holy Spirit. The disciples huddled in fear following the crucifixion as they contemplated the end of their journey with Jesus. Then the unimaginable happened, he rose from the dead and they were transformed!

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Come to me and receive!

Jesus tells us, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mathew 11:28). I recently had the good fortune of attending a four-day retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemani nestled on 2,200 acres in New Haven, Ky.

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It’s a ‘Copernican Revolution’!

BY DR. JEFF ANDRINI, OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION AND DISCIPLESHIP The Copernican Revolution (named for scientist Nicolaus Copernicus), which was the shift in the field of astronomy from a geocentric understanding of the universe, (centered around the Earth), to a...

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What is a Missionary Disciple?

BY DR. JEFF ANDRINI, OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION AND DISCIPLESHIP What word or phrase comes to mind when you think of a missionary? Perhaps, like me, you remember someone who visited your parish to share about...

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Is ‘evangelization’ a Catholic word?

BY DR. JEFF ANDRINI, OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION AND DISCIPLESHIP Evangelization. The word often conjures up images of the TV evangelist or someone forcing their understanding of faith on you. But push past those feelings and see how important this invitation is to our...

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Encounter Love!

“God is love” (1 John 4:8) and we are invited into this communion of love in the Trinity! This is a divine love that is unconditional and all-encompassing. It is a love that fills our souls and affects our experience of daily life in profound ways. Interested in an encounter with this type of love? Me too!

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Current Issue

Publisher |  Bishop William F. Medley
Editor |  Elizabeth Wong Barnstead
Contributors |  Riley Greif, Tina Kasey
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