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Edmund Mitchell is a Catholic youth minister with a passion for Jesus, evangelization, and rugby - especially when all three happen at once. For now he enjoys being a Catholic hipster, until too many people start enjoying it with him, then he'll probably go mainstream. He blogs over at CatholicYouthMinister.com and tweets at https://twitter.com/EdmundMitchell.

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Lay Evangelist Michael Gormley Video Interview

July 26, AD2013 2 Comments
Lay Evangelist Michael Gormley Video Interview

Coffee Interviews is a series of video interviews of interesting people I would love to have coffee with and pick their brains. Today I got to speak with Michael Gormley (AKA Gomer) about his life as a \”sort of\” full time lay evangelist. This guy\’s sharp and knows his stuff. He gives some great insights […]

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[Video] Dual Wielding the Bible and the Catechism

June 28, AD2013 3 Comments
[Video] Dual Wielding the Bible and the Catechism

I wanted to personally share a method of reading the Bible with the Catechism that opens up the depths of the faith to you, and is also pretty exciting to do. Dual Wielding I call it \”Dual Wielding the Bible and the Catechism\” because it sounds epic that way. Basically it is reading the Bible […]

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Screwtape Letters and the Catechism

May 30, AD2013 1 Comment
Screwtape Letters and the Catechism

I\’m all for using the Catechism of the Catholic Church, especially in unconventional ways. That\’s why when I came across this article by Marlon de la Torre about Using the Screwtape Letters to unpack the Catechism for high school students, I had to share it with y\’all. One of the biggest barriers between Catholics and the […]

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Being Catholic Isn\’t an Excuse for Crap Writing: An Interview

May 3, AD2013 1 Comment
Being Catholic Isn\’t an Excuse for Crap Writing: An Interview

If you\’ve read my thoughts on evangelization and cheese, you might not be surprised when I say that evangelistic efforts can\’t lack quality. Regardless of how true the Catholic faith is, if you can\’t communicate it effectively the truth will fall on deaf ears. I\’m not the greatest writer and wanted some help in this […]

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Chesterton, New Evangelization, and Cheese

April 4, AD2013 4 Comments
Chesterton, New Evangelization, and Cheese

The New Evangelization has been called many things, but cheesy is not one of them, and this is a shame. If the New Evangelization is to accomplish the task of re-evangelizing the cultures and communities of today, then the New Evangelization should be more like good cheese. “In each inn the cheese was good; and […]

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Is Christ Ugly?

March 7, AD2013 1 Comment
Is Christ Ugly?

Scars Last summer I heard a Priest tell this story during his homily of a time he visited a sick man in the hospital. He went to the hospital multiple times and would sit and talk for an hour or so with the man to keep him company. In the room with this sick man […]

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Sundance Films, Utah, and Porn

February 7, AD2013 5 Comments
Sundance Films, Utah, and Porn

NPR recently covered a kerfuffle going on in Utah.  It seems that an intolerant guy named Derek Monson suggested in an article that the State of Utah should end its financial support of the Sundance Film Festival.  For what silly reason?  Because the festival shows films that are sexually explicit and porn-related. After all, \”What would you […]

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The Mass: A Model for Personal Prayer

January 30, AD2013 1 Comment
The Mass: A Model for Personal Prayer

St. John of the Cross Statue by Magdeleine Weerts What should the rhythm of our personal prayer look like?  Is prayer just one action, or a movement toward God with a beginning, middle, and end?  The Church gives us an answer in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  This rhythm is akin to the Mass […]

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Who are You Evangelizing?

January 25, AD2013 3 Comments
Who are You Evangelizing?

The Church\’s deepest identity and reason for existence is to evangelize. (See Evangelii Nuntiandi par. 14) And Jesus commanded and commisioned all of us to \”Go and make disciples of all nations\”. (Matt 28:19) But who are we called to evangelize? In the Church document \”Mission of the Redeemer\” (or Redemptoris Missio for you Latin […]

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