Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.
Very "cool" of you Fr Tim...our Youth Club kids loved him when we showed a series in which he appeared!
Father - you might like to follow this up which I have already asked Fr Ray Blake to link to. I think it's fairly relevant:|Father, would you mind alerting Catholic bloggers to my latest posting as we need to do some serious invocation in relation to our Catholic schools latest secularisation project?Many thanks The sort of evangelisation Catholic Voices and other lay Catholics might be more usefully engaged in
This hokum is not Roman Catholic.When you speak with the authority of Christ, you do not speak 'hip' or 'cool'.Did twelve tear old Daniel sound hip or cool when he helped Sussanna?*
Well St Louis Grignon de Montfort used to pick fights with blasphemers in the market square so I suppose there have been various approaches to evangelisation. Daniel was educated at the Babylonian Court. Perhaps a better comparison would be David's tirade to Goliath which may have been the street speak of his day.
Love Fr Stan!! My dad saw him last year, but didn't understand him My teenage music mad son watched him on youtube and said "Wow! Catholic priests know how to rap?" God bless Father. You reach souls.
The Franciscans of the Renewal really turn me off.I must be getting old and stuck in my ways!In time I think the Friars of the Immaculate will overtake them, though, I'm fully aware it isn't a competition.
Laurence - I think that the rapping and skateboarding stuff is of appeal to a particular audience and is effective in reaching that audience.More generally, though the CFRs are doctrinally sound, give strong moral and spiritual guidance, are actively and courageously pro-life and - what is most important of all - "walk the walk" in terms of asceticism and Franciscan poverty.From, such as these I think the rapping etc. (though not my cup of tea either) is authentic evangelisation.
Somewhat a caricature of the American catholic...'convert' maybe.
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