About this Blog

This blog is place for exploring ideas — brainstorming, sharing, studying, researching, reflecting, and discussing the intersections of Catholic theology and pastoral practice. I’ll aim to post at least once week (that’s a goal, not a promise šŸ™‚ ). The conversation is for everyone. It’s for thinking out loud. Join in and share. Guest bloggers or regular contributors are welcome–please message me via LinkedInĀ or Direct/Personal Message me via Twitter at @EvangelToolbox if interested.

I examine leads, sources, research, and theology from across the spectrum of Christianity (and non-Christian sources as well). My personal commentary and synthesis is intended to reflect orthodox Catholic faith–if you find anything to be in doctrinal error, it is unintentional, and I would appreciate a comment so that I can clarify as needed to better represent our faith. All summary and commentary reflects my personal viewpoint and is not intended to be representative of any organization I work or volunteer for.

In the end, why Practical Catholic Evangelization?

For, “those who sincerely accept the Good News, through the power of this acceptance and of shared faith therefore gather together in Jesus’ name in order to seek together the kingdom, build it up and live it. They make up a community which is in its turn evangelizing. The command to the Twelve to go out and proclaim the Good News is also valid for all Christians, though in a different way…Those who have received the Good News and who have been gathered by it into the community of salvation can and must communicate and spread it…Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize, that is to say, in order to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate Christ’s sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection.”Ā EvangeliiĀ Nuntiandi (Pope Paul VI, 1975)

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