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Author Archive: Seth Evangelho

Seth Evangelho serves as a fulltime evangelist and youth minister in Laconia, New Hampshire. Originally from California, he holds a masters in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is married with two young children. Read more on his blog: From the Trenches at WWW.SETHEVANGELHO.COM

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If Saints Were Superheroes

April 26, AD 2014 3 Comments
If Saints Were Superheroes

I am a product of our culture. Like it or not, I find myself not only impressed but also convicted by “new expressions” of faith called for in the New Evangelization. Recently, I heard a talk by Fr. Mike Schmitz that I found to be not just a clever example of one such new expression but […]

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Resist the Temptation to Make Easter an Empty, Cultural Ritual

April 2, AD 2014 0 Comments
Resist the Temptation to Make Easter an Empty, Cultural Ritual

Nearly everything human (and worthwhile) is ritual if you think about it. A purely utilitarian approach to family dining, for example, would consist in standing around a pot on the stove, each person with a spoon in hand – that way we all eat at once and “efficiently” save the most time (it might even be […]

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7 Reasons Pope Francis Makes Me Want to Be a Saint

January 16, AD 2014 9 Comments
7 Reasons Pope Francis Makes Me Want to Be a Saint

Is Pope Francis a saint? God only knows. I’ve come to the conclusion, however, that he has truly dedicated the breadth of his energies to becoming one. Since his appointment to the Chair of Peter, I’ve experienced a renewed hunger for goodness in all its forms, as well as a deep, conscious desire to be a saint. Here are seven […]

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Scripture Matters, But Only Science Disproves Science

January 9, AD 2014 19 Comments
Scripture Matters, But Only Science Disproves Science

As I sat up in our Youth Lounge listening to some of the youth group kids rehearse their lines for an upcoming play, I was appalled at the indoctrination I was witnessing. The play was Inherit the Wind, which recalls an early twentieth century trial over the teaching of evolution in school. The debacle sets up a false dichotomy between science and faith, between evolution […]

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What I Gleaned From Word on Fire’s New Evangelization Series

December 19, AD 2013 14 Comments
What I Gleaned From Word on Fire’s <em>New Evangelization</em> Series

As always Father Robert Barron displays a masterful command of his subject matter in the latest documentary and study from Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. If I’m correct in what I’ve gleaned, he and his crew are fully in tune with the Church’s call to modern Christians. My one concern, however, is that some may lose […]

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A Vague, Abstract Spirituality No More

November 7, AD 2013 1 Comment
A Vague, Abstract Spirituality No More

Growing up as…well, what I’m coming to find out was a typical Catholic experience, an American first, and generally void of any substantial access to the living and transformative power of the Holy Spirit. I never understood the difference between the Christian life and the American dream. If there was a difference, they were reconcilable enough to cause little turbulence in my plans to get […]

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