Posts Tagged ‘Rosary’

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

In this week’s Catholic New York columnI wrote about the rosary, a wonderful prayer and an effective means of evangelization.  I thought you might want to read it.

Here is an excerpt:

Pope Francis has radiantly reminded us of this, hasn’t he? It’s not helpful to start with what the Church is against; it’s not productive to begin with what’s right or wrong. We’ll get to that eventually. No, we start with the Person, the invitation, the message of Jesus! Then, everything else flows from this saving proclamation!

My friend, Father Bob Barron, one of the nation’s premier evangelists today, puts it like this: if a foreign visitor asks you to explain the complicated game of baseball, you would hardly start with the “infield-fly rule”! No! You would first introduce him to the beauty, rhythm, and flow of the game! Father Barron suggests he would take him instead to Wrigley Field, gradually introduce him to the majesty of our national pastime, and then patiently explain the details of the game.

The same is true of the mystery of the faith. We begin with Jesus, with the story of salvation, with prayer, liturgy, community, and the beauty of the Church. Gradually we then get to faith, doctrine, morals, practice.

You can read my whole column here.

A Programming Note

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

On my radio program today, “Conversation with the Archbishop” on The Catholic Channel of Sirius XM Satellite Radio, I have a delightful chat with Father David Toups, a priest of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, who serves as the Associate Director of the Committee of Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.   He’s also the author of a splendid book, Reclaiming Our Priestly Character. Gus Lloyd, host of Seize the Day on The Catholic Channel, serves as the “sub-host” on the program.  The program airs at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and is repeated several times over the course of the weekend.

Also, my new Catholic New York column was released today, and in it I talk about the power of the Rosary, especially appropriate during this month dedicated to this beloved prayer. You can read it online at the Catholic New York website.