The Pilgrim's Journey

August

Pope Francis’ August Prayer Intention

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 11th, 2016Church News, Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ August Prayer Intention: Peace through the Fraternity of Sports How fitting is it that Pope Francis would invite us to pray for peace through the unity of sports during these 2016 Olympics in Rio. Join Pope Francis and pray for the connections and unity among athletes as a way of fostering peace around … Read More

Pope Francis’ New Video

Richard SontagLast Updated: May 5th, 2016New Evangelization, Pope Francis, Spiritual Reflections

Since January, Pope Francis has been inviting us to pray with him for his special intentions. With the help of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, he has been introducing his intentions through videos. His video for May asks for the prayers and respect for all women. During this month of Mary, it seems very fitting … Read More

Evangelize through sports? Bishop Paprocki, hockey player and marathoner (21 by the way) explains how

Richard SontagLast Updated: November 30th, 2015New Evangelization

(CNA/EWTN News) By Matt Hadro- For a veteran runner who’s completed 21 marathons, one bishop sees a deep connection between his Catholic faith and running, and says this connection can even evangelize young people. “For young people, if we want them to aspire to a life of holiness, we have to give them good examples of … Read More

Pope holds ‘virtual’ audience with Catholics in 3 US cities

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 1st, 2015Uncategorized

Pope Francis held a ‘virtual’ meeting with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his visit to the United States which begins on September 22. The audience via satellite link-up was arranged by ABC News, which aired sections of the meeting during its World News Tonight programme on Monday, with an … Read More

Catholic Men Need Priests Who Will Lead

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 21st, 2015New Evangelization, Spiritual Reflections

(CWR, by Matthew James Christoff) The New Evangelization has been a major effort in the Catholic Church for more than 40 years. Unfortunately, it has failed to stem several significant downward trends among faithful in the United States. Since 2000, 14 million Catholics have left the faith, parish religious-education participation of children has dropped by … Read More

Cardinal Dolan summarizes Tekton Ministries’ mission and vision at Our Lady of Knock during his Ireland Pilgrimage

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 13th, 2015Ireland, New Evangelization

Cardinal Dolan posted to his blog: “This comes to you from the Shrine of Knock, in Ireland, on a pilgrimage with 150 others from the archdiocese and elsewhere.  It was here, on August 23, 1879, that our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, and the “Lamb of God” appeared to dozens of stunned, … Read More

New Evangelization conference at Christendom College draws 450

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 17th, 2015Church News, New Evangelization

Christendom College hosted prominent theologians and historians for a one day conference titled “Encountering Christ: Apologetics and the New Evangelization” on its Front Royal, Va., campus on July 11. The one-day conference drew close to 450 attendees to hear from Francis Cardinal Arinze, Dr. Scott Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Marcus Grodi, Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, and Christendom … Read More

Archbishop Gomez: Blessed Junipero Serra’s canonization is important for the new evangelization; here’s why

R RLast Updated: February 2nd, 2015Church News, Spiritual Reflections

(CNA/EWTN News)  Although the colonial and missionary period of California’s history is often riddled with bitter memories, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles reflected on the life of the missionary Bl. Junipero Serra as a bold witness to the faith. “The historical record confirms what Pope Francis believes: that Blessed Junipero Serra was a man … Read More

Promoting All Things Catholic: new promo video by Tekton Ministries

R RLast Updated: December 2nd, 2014Church News

“Promoting All Things Catholic” Tekton Ministries has created a new promo video aimed at raising awareness for the incredible ways  we now embrace the New Evangelization. Seeking to walk with God’s people on their journey of faith by providing authentic opportunities for sanctification, formation and evangelization, Tekton’s vision is to serve God’s people in their encounter with Christ … Read More