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Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: bkovacs] #415402 03/24/16 01:18 PM
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Have you tried decaf? LOL
Calm down already - you'll have a stroke if you're not careful.

Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: bkovacs] #415495 04/14/16 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bkovacs
Sorry but you will always get my criticism until things change. and Eastern Catholics are FULLY Eastern!. Completely 100% De-Latinized.

Zero-tolerance policies tend to sound great, but it can get a bit difficult when somebody asks what exactly it means.

Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: bkovacs] #415508 04/17/16 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bkovacs
Sorry but you will always get my criticism until things change. and Eastern Catholics are FULLY Eastern!. Completely 100% De-Latinized.


100% would seem to require elimination of that pre-consecrated liturgy written by a certain Bishop of Rome . . .

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Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: dochawk] #415725 06/01/16 11:36 PM
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I have just read all 3 pages of this topic, and each has its merit on HOW TO EVANGELIZE OR MAKE OTHERS AWARE OF OUR EXISTENCE.
As I mentioned in another thread, you have to really want to let others know, what is really special about being Eastern Catholic(in my case, Ruthenian). I read not long ago that only 7% of Catholic's go to church every Sunday. Some may be bored, or lost interest in church, etc. Lets try to get those that have fallen away and get them to experience the BEST KEPT SECRET OF CATHOLICISM. It can be done and don't give up. Our Lord wants you to use what HE gave you.

Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: PlymouthFossil] #415816 06/25/16 10:13 PM
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Could evangelization be part of education of the Latin Rite? Think of the various Roman Catholic's who may have dropped from church attendance. Think of many Roman Catholic's who know little about the Byzantine Catholics or even other Rite's of the Catholic church. Myself & a few parishioners have set up a table in a Roman Catholic festival, and were there to educate--anyone, about the Eastern Lung of the Catholic Church( evangelize) with handouts and conversation. It can be done, but requires time and dedication.

Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: PlymouthFossil] #415871 07/13/16 08:35 PM
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I have read previous that Eastern Catholic;s should stay away from Evangelizing Roman Catholic;s. If you want to educate anybody about, the Eastern Lung, and many are completely unaware of others in the Catholic faith, If their faith is weak, and they find that they prefer Eastern Catholicism--what is wrong with that??

Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: PlymouthFossil] #415873 07/14/16 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by PlymouthFossil
I have read previous that Eastern Catholic;s should stay away from Evangelizing Roman Catholic;s. If you want to educate anybody about, the Eastern Lung, and many are completely unaware of others in the Catholic faith, If their faith is weak, and they find that they prefer Eastern Catholicism--what is wrong with that??

Perspective is needed. Evangelization is about bringing those who do not know Christ into a saving relationship with Him. We do not spread the good news of the Eastern Church itself. We spread the Good News of Jesus Christ utilizing the Eastern approach to worshiping Father, Son and Spirit. Activities like educating Roman Catholics (and others) about 'who we are' are laudable and useful. But the goal must never to bring them from Roman Catholicism into Byzantine Catholicism. [Yes, invite the unchurched, but don't steal the sheep who are happy with their current parish.]

It's been my long stated opinion that the ability for a parish to evangelize flows directly from a proper celebration of the Divine Liturgy and other services. If your evangelization effort results in someone visiting your parish the liturgical life there must not chase them away.

Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: Administrator] #415875 07/14/16 05:09 PM
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If those who know Christ, have fallen away from HIS teaching or have fallen away from church attendance, then if we try to reach them, to return--that to me is evangelization. If I want to take the time to try to reach them, and if I happen to be Eastern Catholic and they might be Roman Catholic, and they are confused, if I am Catholic, and I explain it to them, then they might return to CHURCH, So this is an answer to the ADMINISTRATOR,

Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: BenjaminRH] #416054 08/21/16 02:16 AM
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Can anyone recommend how to convince our pastors to evangelize like the JW's? A few years ago I was involved in such an evangelization in Rhode Island with the RC Church!

Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: BenjaminRH] #416057 08/21/16 10:58 AM
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Uh, no. I'd rather be a witness in the way I live, and share the Gospel, using words when necessary.

Re: How does your parish evangelize? [Re: dochawk] #417076 06/08/17 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by dochawk
There's no reason to evangelize Latins.

If they come to a liturgy, they either are amazed and return, or they prefer to stay.

The sheer welcoming warmth in every (ruthenian) BC parish I've ever encountered draws people in.

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Indeed. All Catholics, Latin and Eastern, should be working together to evangelize the world, to bring people to Jesus Christ and to the Holy Catholic Church He created. We should not be competing with each other. Bringing back those who have fallen away from the Church, yes. But poaching from each other, no.

Educating Latins on the Eastern Catholics, yes. But I do not consider those activities to be "evanvelizing". I consider that insulting, considering we already share the same faith.

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