Alpha for Catholics in the News
Cardinal Schonborn speaks at the Alpha International Conference
Cardinal Schonborn was the hit at the most recent Alpha International Conference.
He struck a chord and won hearts across denominational lines.
You can see the entire interview here and read the article in the Whispers in the Loggia Blog.
It is a lengthy interview but worth the listen as Cardinal Schonborn shares his
journey to a personal relationship with Jesus and his experience during
the conclave to elect Pope Francis. See the interview and read the entire blog:
Listen to top Vatican official speak of Alpha course
The Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, Archbishop Octavio Ruiz, said that he attended an Alpha course and describes it as "a tool which God has put into our hands to do this new evangelization".
Click on the image of Archbishop Ruiz to hear him speak about Alpha as a tool for the new evangelization.
Catholics Come Home
A huge national ad campaign starting to run inviting Catholics to come home. Tom Peterson and his Catholics Come Home organization have something great here. Check out the Fox News special, especially the comments by the priest at the 1:09 mark in the story. When they come home what will we offer them, especially when they have no idea or appreciation of the Eucharist? How do we get them there? Alpha offers them THE Relationship that makes the rest possible.
Watch the clip here >>
Dialog on the Alpha for Catholics Facebook page >>
June 3, 2011
Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity attended the 2011 Alpha International Days and here are his encouraging words about Alpha for Catholics.
"On the occasion of the 2011 Alpha Conference in London, I send my warmest greetings and assurances of prayer to all the participants. Our world has been never more in need of the saving words and work of Jesus Christ; he alone offers a path for humanity to realize its potential, to establish lasting peace among peoples, and to assure the dignity of every person.
Click here to open a pdf of his letter...
Rejuvenate your faith at St. John Church
Sep 15, 2011
Darien, CT -- The Alpha Experience is a 10-week course is changing lives and communities around the world by bringing people into a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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The Boston Pilot Alpha program works to re-ignite faith of Catholics
Braintree, MA -- Once she completed Alpha, Sarah Drake's attitude towards her faith changed. "I just started to fall head over heels in love with the Catholic Church, with so much richness, tradition and beauty and I wanted to learn about it," said Drake, a parishioner at St. Mary Parish in Franklin.
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The Michigan Catholic
Alpha Course leads to love of Jesus, says deacon
Feb 11, 2011
Lake Orion, MI — The worldwide phenomenon of the Alpha Course is bringing people to a love of Jesus Christ, and and may be just the effective evangelization tool Catholic parishes have been searching for, in the view of a local deacon.