Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Pope John Paul 2 Society for Evangelism


I found this website of a Catholic society dedicated to evangelism. Their goal is to get Catholics to lead one person a year to the Church each year. The link page alone is worth checking out and there are some excellent free resources to download. They also will be running a school of evangelism as well.

"There are approximately 300 million people living in the United States of America with 69 million identifying themselves as Catholic. It has been estimated that only 19% of those who identify themselves as Catholic (about 13 million) are active, by that I mean they attend Mass at least weekly.
If every Catholic would win one convert each year the entire nation would be Catholic in less than three years. Obviously, that is not going to happen. Yet, if only one percent of the U.S. Catholic population (69,000) were to bring just one person into the Church each year we would gain over 1.1 million new Catholics over the next five years. That goal is achievable.
The immediate goal of the Pope John Paul II Society of Evangelists is to recruit 69,000 members, who are committed to winning at least one soul for Christ and His Church each year. All baptized Catholics who are fourteen years of age or older, who are in complete harmony with all the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the Magisterium, are eligible to become members. There are no fees or dues of any kind."

Awesome!

"I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization and to the mission ad gentes. No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples."
–Pope John Paul II, Mission of the Redeemer, 3

6 Comments:

Blogger Kacy said...

Cool! This sounds like a worthy goal.

April 15, 2007 1:14 AM  
Blogger onionboy said...

Thanks for posting the link.

O
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luminousmiseries

April 15, 2007 11:44 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Yer welcome, I think I am going to join.

April 15, 2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I'm already a member! :)

April 16, 2007 11:40 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Wow!
You leave no stone unturned!
There's gonna be a Holy Ghost Revival "Catholic Style" in Nevada!

April 16, 2007 12:40 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

May it be as you say! ;)

April 16, 2007 10:26 PM  

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