Monday, August 19, 2013

“Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first Apostles who preached Christ and the Good News of salvation in the squares of cities, towns and villages. This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops.” Blessed John Paul II

Want to join one of the most exciting and fastest growing Catholic ministries in the United States?

Do you love your faith and want to learn how to spread the Gospel but do you find the idea intimidating? The team at St. Paul Street Evangelization will lead you through a FREE two day basic certification course offered in partnership with the Diocese of Lansing. Register today at https://streetevangelization.eventbrite.com/

A free lunch is included both days, but space is limited. The training team includes Adam Janke (Program Director), Steve Dawson (National Director), Craig Pohl (Director of New Evangelization for the diocese of Lansing), Charlie Green (Dale Carnegie Institute), Guine Christian (Youth Director, Resurrection Parish), and Father Mark Rutherford (Resurrection Parish).

Catholic Diocese of Lansing | Diocesan Center, 300 W Ottawa Street, Lansing, MI 48933

September 3-4, 2013 • 9:30am – 4:30pm, Cost: FREE • Lunch & materials are provided.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/154896591377032/

Adam Janke, Vice-President, Program Director, St. Paul Street Evangelization, 517.455.5592

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On Catholic Answers Live Today

by Steve Ray on August 19, 2013

I was the guest for Open Forum for Non-Catholics
on Catholic Answers Live hosted by Jimmy Akin.

Here is the link to listen on-line and other listening options. Below are the questions I
answered on the show.

New Christian who joined Luther church asked: The
commands God gives Moses in the Old Testament seem very different
from the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament. Can you explain
this?

From an Agnostic: Describe a fundamentalist
approach to the contraception issue? Do Catholics have a
fundamentalist approach?

A Non-denominational: I’ve seen
people bowing to Mary and honoring him which looks like worship.
Understanding Catholics call it veneration and not worship, how do
you know if it has gone too far and actually become
worship?

A Protestant asked: A lot of Catholics do not
believe or practice what their church teaches so why are they
allowed to still be Catholics?

An Agnostic
asked: Is it true that Mother Teresa would deny pain medicine to
those in pain because she wanted their suffering to be
redemptive?

An Agnostic asked: Does the Catholic Church
approve of the use of Viagra?

An Anglican
asked: In dealing with same-sex attraction, what is the difference
between the Protestant Exodus therapy
organization and the Catholic Courage
group?

No Religious affiliation asked: Can you explain
NFP? Is it OK for a married couple to have sexual relations during
pregnancy? Will it hurt the baby?

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