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Consider using these signs:
Those ones don’t mention or depict St. Paul so they shouldn’t be confusing for people. Also, signs are optional. They help people know what to expect at your table/booth but you can do without them if they would be confusing in your context. I hope that helps. 🙂May 17, 2021 at 8:29 am in reply to: comments from the street Salem Oregon 2020 from Jeff Scrimenti #11991
I’d just like to point out that two of your questions were covered in previous Whaddaya Says:
I am spiritual not religious
I ask Jesus directly to forgive my sins i will never confess them to a man
I hope that helps. God bless!
Dan MarcumFebruary 5, 2021 at 12:43 pm in reply to: January 2021: Why should I listen to sinful leaders in the Catholic Church? #10477
Good question! It reminds me of some statements by Jesus:
The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice. (Matthew 23:2-3)
If [a man] refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 18:17-18)
The reason I listen to sinful people is because the Bible says to. God’s plan allows for wicked men — wolves in sheep’s clothing — to control the positions of power. Sometimes the Church gets saintly leaders as a special gift from God. But corruption, scandal, and even heresy among Church leaders is pretty common too, even among the Church’s leadership.
Scripture foretells that some Church leaders will give bad examples. It also tells us how to react, and it is not by leaving the Church. The only way to heal the Body is to beg for God’s grace as a member of His Body. “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you,’ nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’ … If one member suffers, all suffer together.” (1 Cor. 12:21-26)
So let’s not abandon the Body of Christ or ignore its leaders, let’s work together to heal the Body and pray for its leaders!January 14, 2021 at 6:43 am in reply to: December 2020: What do you say if someone says yoga helps calm their child? #9874
The author here makes some interesting points:
Regardless of the warnings or information, there are always Catholics who say they will not give up their yoga because it makes them feel good and they personally don’t use it for religion. But there is a further consideration with yoga. By participating in yoga, or when a school or church sponsors classes, it gives the message of blanket approval. If yoga is okay with the Church or with Sally Stretchy, then it’s obviously okay, is the impression.
I think part of the controversy is a communication issue. Some people use the word yoga and mean stretching. Others use the word yoga and mean the religion. If we all used the term with the same meaning, our discourse might change. If we all meant stretching, then it is not always a sin for a Christian to practice yoga (stretching). If we all meant the eastern religion, then it is always a sin for a Christian to practice yoga (another religion).
Since the word does double duty in English, I don’t ever plan to tell someone “I’m doing yoga later” or anything like that. Because even if I only mean “I’m doing stretching later,” the person I’m talking to may not know that the word has two meanings. If the other person decides to sign up for a yoga class to get started, those classes often blend yoga spirituality in with the stretching, so now the other person has begun practicing another religion in part because of what I said.
I used my personal email but I’ve seen other team leaders create a separate email for SPSE business cards, like email@example.com or something like that.
Note that we have printable, customizable business cards here with our logo in various colors:
Black logo: https://evangelizationschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/SPSE-editable-business-card-black.pdf
Red logo: https://evangelizationschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/SPSE-editable-business-card-red.pdf
Blue logo: https://evangelizationschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/SPSE-editable-business-card-blue.pdf
We also offer something we call the Catholic Audio Card in our online store: https://evangelizationschool.com/store/product/spse-catholic-audio-card/
It’s got a spot for putting your contact information and it also has a link to various free Catholic mp3s on our website.
I hope this is helpful. God bless!
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.June 4, 2020 at 8:10 am in reply to: Practical Activity for Course 2: Intro to the Kerygma #6907March 4, 2020 at 8:23 am in reply to: Practical Activity for Course 2: Intro to the Kerygma #6194
C.S. Lewis was a devout Christian most notable for his liar, lunatic, or Lord argument.
I don’t think that’s what he’s most notable for. The Chronicles of Narnia are known to a much wider segment of the population, partly due to the movies but also because they were just immensely popular novels.
Reincarnated, huh? I’ve never met someone who believes in reincarnation. Can you tell me more? [After she speaks for a while I would continue:] I once looked up reincarnation in the Bible to see what it has to say, because I believe the Bible always tells the truth. Here’s what the Bible says, “it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.” Heb. 9:27 And the Book of Job says, “For when a few years have come I shall go the way from which I shall not return.” Job 16:22 What do you think about that?
Then I would wait for her answer. Depending on what she says, I might try to give her reasons to think the Bible is reliable, or I might discuss how to know which interpretation is true, or anything really. It’s hard to tell in advance, but I usually try to bring these discussions back to the Bible and then go from there depending on whether or not the person believes the Bible is true.
My one good reason for going to Confession is because I need it! Jesus said, “Whoever you forgive shall be forgiven.” (John 20:23) I sin pretty frequently so I’m in constant need of forgiveness. When I evangelize, if I’m talking to a non-Catholic Christian I sometimes ask them if they think the church should follow the bible, and then I’ll ask them if their church does something that’s pretty unique to Catholicism. “Does your church offer confession and absolution?” is a great question to ask! You can show them right where it comes from in the Bible and it can give them some food for thought.
Ed, I brought up your suggestions with Steve (our president) and Adam (our chief operations officer). You’re not the only one who’s asked for a new pamphlet; we’ve also received requests for a simpler Rosary pamphlet and a pamphlet about Paul the Apostle. Adam recently asked me to tell you that we are all working hard as a staff to get our school of evangelization up and running, both the live version and the online version. Since the School of Evangelization is our current primary focus, we would be moving away from that focus by taking the time to create a new pamphlet, add it to our website, and stock our inventory with thousands of copies. However, if you check back with us in six months, things might be different, and we might be able to add a pamphlet on Hell. I hope this message finds you well. Try checking back with us in six months. God bless!
Did you see the pamphlet on The Four Last Things (Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell)? It might be exactly what you’re looking for: https://streetevangelization.com/docs/tracts/color/10-LastThings-Color.pdf
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