New (& Old) Evangelization

Reichley and Deitz - Released 08/1/17

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Like Doug’s parents, many people have passed on virtue by living virtuous (and sometimes quietly virtuous) lives.  Their “old style evangelization” now seems uncommon and a virtuous life is even more an effective part of the “New Evangilization”.  Maybe the best way to capture the message in this Doug 3:16 episode is to reference Deuteronomy 4:9;

However, take care and be earnestly on your guard
not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen,
nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live,
but teach them to your children and to your children's children,

                                                                                The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)

What is important?  Really important.  What do we want to tell our children, our neighbors, the people of our community?  Rather than saying “I will allow my children to discover the truth on their own”, we should be instructive on our spiritual discoveries.  Similarly, a farmer would teach children how to grow crops, lest they starve when they are on their own!  We need to model, discuss and pass on the importance of religion, marriage and family life.  Let us equip ourselves to do just that.  All with a smile!

Some resources:

Dr. Ray Gaurendi


Greg and Lisa Popchek

Video about a smile:

From the United States Council of Catholic Bishops

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.  Catechism of the Catholic Church 1601.

World Wide Marriage Encounters

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