When Was the Last Time You Proselytized?
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(10-07-2012, 08:36 AM)Rosarium Wrote: Many Catholics, including me, do not engage in such behaviour because it is disordered. It is politics, not edification. The Word is spread. The people responsible for spreading it are not the Corinthians, but the Apostles. When does the Apostle say "Go forth, and inform everyone of what I just taught you and about which I write"? No, he says to follow the teachings.

The missionary mandate is the work of the entire Church and no one is exempt. It is not something that only obliges priests to spread the Faith.
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#22
The last time I seriously proselytised was last week. I agreed to go to a "bible study" with some Pentecostals who came to my door trying to convert me. I made sure that we studied the Eucharistic discourse in John Chapter 6 and they didn't really have much to say after that.
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(10-07-2012, 06:19 PM)Aragon Wrote:
(10-07-2012, 08:36 AM)Rosarium Wrote: Many Catholics, including me, do not engage in such behaviour because it is disordered. It is politics, not edification. The Word is spread. The people responsible for spreading it are not the Corinthians, but the Apostles. When does the Apostle say "Go forth, and inform everyone of what I just taught you and about which I write"? No, he says to follow the teachings.

The missionary mandate is the work of the entire Church and no one is exempt. It is not something that only obliges priests to spread the Faith.

Yep its in Canon law
Canon 211"All the Christina faithful have the duty and right to work so that the divine message of salvation may increasingly reach the whole of humankind in every age and in every land."
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#24
I make Catholic tracts. I guess you would call them pamphlets. Even did a Chick style one that leads folks to fisheaters:

http://livesofthes.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

Here's the site where I sell my books:

http://www.tautkusstudio.com/pb/wp_8bec7...c74cf.html

I really think people these days respond more to good stories as opposed to doctrine pushing. That's what i try to do.
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(10-07-2012, 09:36 PM)GeorgeT Wrote: I make Catholic tracts. I guess you would call them pamphlets. Even did a Chick style one that leads folks to fisheaters:

http://livesofthes.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

Here's the site where I sell my books:

http://www.tautkusstudio.com/pb/wp_8bec7...c74cf.html

I really think people these days respond more to good stories as opposed to doctrine pushing. That's what i try to do.

I "spread the Gospel" by supporting Mr T in his works, and keeping the kids from destroying his notes and computer.
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#26
(10-07-2012, 05:53 PM)ImpyTerwilliger Wrote:
(10-07-2012, 07:26 AM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: Impy, I have to hear about those singing dogs. Don't tease me that way!

Well, my voice teacher and his wife (who is also a voice teacher) have two cute little Schnauzers, Libby and Ziggy.  When I started lessons early in the summer, Richard told me that Ziggy might decide to sing.  (It's usually Ziggy who sings.  She's the friendlier of the two.)  I was a little skeptical. 

Well, several months into my lessons, as Richard started playing the scale on the piano that he wanted me to sing, Ziggy came running over, assumed her position (seated at my feet with her head up in the air) and started singing as I sang.  Of course, I burst out laughing.  Richard was saying something like, "That's very good, Ziggy."  She continued this for a minute or so, and then went over to sit on a chair.

A week or two after that, both dogs came running over as we started and both sang.

Ziggy sang with me yesterday, as well.  (My lesson is on Saturday morning.)

Of course, you understand that the singing is really a type of howling.  But they try.

Richard told me that they will only sing with people that they like.  I'm very flattered. 

This is a Youtube Phenomenon in the making, you dog whisperer you! I'd totally post that in the Cute Overload Fan Club thread in Pig Roast :P
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(10-07-2012, 08:36 AM)Rosarium Wrote: Many Catholics, including me, do not engage in such behaviour because it is disordered. It is politics, not edification. The Word is spread. The people responsible for spreading it are not the Corinthians, but the Apostles. When does the Apostle say "Go forth, and inform everyone of what I just taught you and about which I write"? No, he says to follow the teachings.

The "Great Commission" is for all of us!

Rosarium Wrote:
Vox Wrote:Why aren't there Catholic religious tracts? Should we maybe come up with some?
There are, but I think we rely on them less because they are not suitable for spreading the Truth. 

They work for Baptists. And tracts don't have to be frothy or cheesy. One can have tracts for "the average guy" and some designed for intellectuals -- quick-to-read, tiny pamphlets that make a huge point with brevity and point to places with more information.

Rosarium Wrote:I think, and have found, that living a chaste and moral life gets more attention than any speech and handing out leaflets will ever do. The past week, several people have expressed words on how they observe me, just from how I live.

I agree that example is the best teacher of all.
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(10-07-2012, 09:36 PM)GeorgeT Wrote: I make Catholic tracts. I guess you would call them pamphlets. Even did a Chick style one that leads folks to fisheaters:

http://livesofthes.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

Here's the site where I sell my books:

http://www.tautkusstudio.com/pb/wp_8bec7...c74cf.html

I really think people these days respond more to good stories as opposed to doctrine pushing. That's what i try to do.

Wow! Do you print any of these as tracts that can be handed out?
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#29
When the moment is right I talk about the saint of the day and maybe something about who they are / were and maybe someting about the predominant virtue or charism associated with that saint.
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[quote='GeorgeT' pid='1087836' dateline='1349660171']
I make Catholic tracts. I guess you would call them pamphlets. Even did a Chick style one that leads folks to fisheaters:

http://livesofthes.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

Here's the site where I sell my books:

http://www.tautkusstudio.com/pb/wp_8bec7...c74cf.html

I really think people these days respond more to good stories as opposed to doctrine pushing. That's what i try to do.
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That is really great!
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