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EV-01 Lunchtime Food for Thought: Easy Evangelization: Practical Ministry Skills

What if talking about your faith was just another one of your spiritual practices like reading the Bible or praying? Learn doable, practical and easy ways to think about your faith and to relate it to others. What if you could evangelize by making a connection with just one other person?

Deacon Jim Carper - EV-01 - Fri., March 3 - 12:15-1:45 pm - Padre Serra, Serra Center

EV-03 Why Are We So Afraid?

Why do we apologize for our faith instead of recognizing the beauty and vigor of the Catholic Church? How can we speak up about our faith in today’s world? How can we use the Internet, social networks, and cell phones? Learn a plan for the new evangelization.

Elias Chavando - EV-03 - Tues., March 7 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Jude the Apostle Hall

EV-05 How Self-Critical Should Catholics Be?

How do we deal with offensive Catholic history? What about the Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, or the more recent sexual abuse crisis? How do we separate regrettable Church actions in history and noble Church actions in the present? How do we explain this to ourselves and others? Learn how we can be both critical of the Church and still affirm its authority.

Dr. Mark Fischer - EV-05 - Mon., March 20 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Holy Cross, Rms. 21 & 22

EV-07 ¿Por qué tenemos tanto miedo?

¿Por qué estamos aferrados a justificar quienes somos y defender a nuestra iglesia con métodos que son contraproducentes? La apologética no funciono tan bien como pensamos. Ahora es hora de actuar de manera efectiva y a la ofensiva. Abróchense los cinturones de seguridad ya que en esta platica vamos a despertar emociones. ¡No mas miedo! ¡No mas defender! Vamos a dar un recorrido de la historia de nuestra iglesia, las batallas que hemos ganado y como hemos logrado ser la marca mas reconocida en todos los rincones del mundo. Vamos a entender porque la iglesia Católica es la organización mas bella y vigorosa del mundo. Identificaremos al verdadero enemigo y terminaremos con un plan para realizar la nueva evangelización. Vas a aprender como utilizar el internet, las redes sociales y nuestros teléfonos celulares para que juntos ganemos en esta batalla del bien y el mal. No puedes dejar de asistir a esta platica y ser parte del principio del batallón.

Elias Chavando - EV-07 - Lunes, el 27 de Marzo- 7:30-9:00 pm - San Buenaventura Mission, O'Brien Hall

EV-02 Lunchtime Food for Thought: How to Win Friends and Influence People Back to the Church

People of all ages leave the Catholic Church for a variety of reasons. One reason will get them back. Learn practical ways to explain the truth of Catholicism without getting into arguments, losing friendships and alienating people.

Bill Moran - EV-02 - Fri., March 3 - 12:15-1:45 pm - San Buenaventura Mission, O'Brien Hall

EV-04 Lunchtime Food for Thought: Prove It! Answering the New Atheism

Can Atheists logically argue that God doesn’t exist? Can we prove He does? This talk examines the reality of Atheism and offers practical and easy to understand ways to defend Catholicism against it.

Adam Cross - EV-04 - Fri., March 3 - 12:15-1:45 pm - St. Mary Magdalen Hall

EV-06 Lunchtime Food for Thought: Developing Strategies for Religious Education

Successful sacramental preparation for the youth is a challenge in almost every parish. How can we keep faithful our future generation of Catholic young people? What are we doing wrong now? Fr. Albert discusses ideas why some of our children are saying goodbye to the Church and what can be done to successfully bring them back. Hear a unique perspective.

Fr. Albert van der Woerd - EV-06 - Fri., March 24 - 12:15-1:45 pm - Padre Serra, Serra Center