Last week, several of us here at CatholicPulse.com had the opportunity to go the Catholic Media Convention in Denver, Colorado.
It was a great week filled with wonderful speakers, informative sessions, and a whole host of friends new and old.
One of the highlights for me was Father Robert Barron’s address to the convention crowd.
Known best for his documentary series Catholicism, and his YouTube ministry where he posts video commentaries on items of cultural and religious significance, Father Barron is a leader in the New Evangelization.
Not surprisingly, the New Evangelization itself was the topic of his address, in which he highlighted six tips for communicating in the New Evangelization.
- Lead with beauty
- Don’t dumb down the message
- Preach with ardor
- Tell the great story of salvation history
- Stress the Augustinian anthropology
- Use Iraneaus’ doctrine of God
It’s a timely message, especially given the task we have ahead of us made all too clear by yesterday’s court decisions.
~ Matt St. John