Friday, May 6, 2016

So that New Evangelization We've Discussed...

OK, first, I have been nagging Tommy Tighe to create "Catholic GIFs" to accompany the already smashing great work by Catholic Memes and Eye of the Tiber.  Great, funny, theologically-sophisticated work being done by all three...and it'll get even better when Tighe unleashes "Catholic GIFs."

Until then, though, the New Evangelization is doing quite well, thank you.  It appears in places familiar--like religious orders--with a new spirit (which, when you think about it, you'll realize it's actually the [same] Holy Spirit) and some new tunes.  So consider this:

Yes, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal...with basketballs.

Some of the more sophisticated readers might think "well, they're mendicants so perhaps all that motion is vocational...part of their charism."  That's correct but then consider this  from Conception Abbey in Missouri.  Benedictines channeling NWA, y'all.  There are many things to bemoan in this world (Trump GOP candidacy, anyone?), but there are also signs of light among the darkness.  And these young religious inspire the laity to pursue their own vocations in the world.  And thus evangelization continues.

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