In her book Forming Intentional Disciples, author Sherry Weddell cites a Pew Research study saying that only 30% of American Catholics are currently practicing their faith.
It’s likely that you know someone in your family, friends or other circles, who has drifted away or consciously broken with the Catholic faith. Especially when the person is close to us, we often want to help ignite in them a new sense of the beauty, meaning and peace of our relationship with God and the Church.
This speaks directly to the call for a New Evangelization: the call to re-evangelize people and culture who may belong to the church via baptism, but have not been exposed to the Gospel in the robust life of the Church.
Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI, sat down with Dan Duet to talk about what lay Catholics can do to evangelize in the modern world.