Lila Rose — What Do You Know about Abortion and Eugenics?

Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, speaks to Franciscan University of Steubenville students about abortion and eugenics.

Fr. Dennis Gang, T.O.R. — Ready Our Hearts

Fr. Dennis Gang, T.O.R., Alumni Chaplain at Franciscan University of Steubenville, gives a homily about “Ready Our Hearts” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Dr. Ralph Martin — Lay People, Their Document, and the Mission of Christ

Dr. Ralph Martin, Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, speaks about “Lay People, Their Document, and the Mission of Christ” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Why Evangelize?  Does It Really Matter?

Dr. Ralph Martin — The Mission of the New Evangelization

Dr. Ralph Martin, Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, speaks about “The Mission of the New Evangelization” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Why Evangelize?  Does It Really Matter?

Dr. Ralph Martin — Why Evangelize? Does It Really Matter?

Dr. Ralph Martin, Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, speaks about “Why Evangelize? Does It Really Matter?” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Steve Ray — Infant Baptism

Steve Ray, Producer of “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “Infant Baptism” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Steve Ray — By Faith Alone

Steve Ray, Producer of “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “By Faith Alone” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Steve Ray — Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response

Steve Ray, Producer of “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Steve Ray — We’re Out to Save

Steve Ray, Producer or “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “We’re Out to Save” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again.

Steve Ray — The New Evangelization: Learning from the Early Church

Steve Ray, Producer or “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “The New Evangelization: Learning from the Early Church” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again.

Steve Ray — Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again

Steve Ray, Producer or “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Dr. John Bergsma — Testimony

Dr. John Bergsma, Theology Professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his testimony at the 2009 Defending the Faith Summer Conference.

VIDEO: Watch a five-minute clip from this talk here.

Dr. Scott Hahn — Abba or Allah: The Difference It Makes

Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair in Biblical Theology, spoke to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2011 Defending the Faith Conference “Ambassadors for Christ” on “Abba or Allah:The Difference it Makes.” “For the last quarter of a century,” said Dr. Hahn, “I have shared a conviction with a growing number of people that Islam really does represent the single greatest force of the third millennium and also the single greatest challenge and threat to Christianity worldwide.” Dr. Hahn explains the very different conceptions of God in Islam (as Allah, Master) and in Christianity (as Abba, Father) and their consequences for life, religion, and interreligious encounters. “There’s a profound difference between slavery and sonship,” Hahn declared. “Until the sons of God outserve the slaves of God, Christianity is going to continue to dissolve.”

VIDEO: Watch a five-minute, a ten-minute, and a twenty-minute clip from this talk.

Kimberly Hahn — Knowing God’s Will, Transforming Your Mind

Kimberly Hahn, popular speaker and author of many books, gave the closing keynote talk entitled “Knowing God’s Will, Transforming Your Mind” at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2010 Defending the Faith Conference “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind.”  In her talk, Kimberly exhorted the audience to embrace the path to holiness and give themselves entirely over to Jesus Christ.  “What has Jesus withheld from you?  Nothing,” she said.  “And he asks the same in return.  We are to give all of ourselves to him…Don’t be conformed to this world.  We don’t even know the ways we are conformed to this world!  We don’t even know the ways in which we are influenced!…How do we even begin to change the way we think if we are immersed in our own culture?  That comes from the transformation of our minds.”

 

VIDEO: Watch a five-minute and a thirty-minute clip from this talk.

Dr. Scott Hahn — The Bible and the Sacrifice of the Mass

Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “The Bible and the Sacrifice of the Mass” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the full talk here: The Evangelical Catholic Moment?: The Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization.

Dr. Scott Hahn — Courtship, Engagement and Marriage: A Model for the New Evangelization

Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “Courtship, Engagement and Marriage: A Model For the New Evangelization” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the full talk here: The Evangelical Catholic Moment?: The Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization.

Dr. Scott Hahn — The Evangelical Catholic Moment?: The Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization

Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “The Evangelical Catholic Moment? The Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Patrick Madrid — Written on a Napkin

Patrick Madrid, Author of “Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist,” speaks on “Written on a Napkin” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the whole talk here: The Shock of Divine Kinship.

Patrick Madrid — Speak the Truth

Patrick Madrid, Author of “Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist,” speaks on “Speak the Truth” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: The Shock of Divine Kinship.

Patrick Madrid — The Shock of Divine Kinship

Patrick Madrid, Author of “Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist,” speaks on “The Shock of Divine Kinship” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Robert Spencer — Evangelization and Islam: The Dangers, Difficulties, and Rewards of Sharing the Faith with Muslims

Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch, speaks about “Evangelization and Islam: The Dangers, Difficulties, and Rewards of Sharing the Faith with Muslims” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry — A Healthy Patriotism

Jeff Fortenberry, the Republican Congressman of Nebraska in the United States House of Representatives, speaks about “A Healthy Patriotism” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Protecting Our Religious Freedom.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry — The Government Can’t Fix All Problems

Jeff Fortenberry, the Republican Congressman of Nebraska in the United States House of Representatives, speaks about “The Government Can’t Fix All Problems” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Protecting Our Religious Freedom.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry — Reflections on Normandy

Jeff Fortenberry, the Republican Congressman of Nebraska in the United States House of Representatives, speaks about “Reflections on Normandy” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Protecting Our Religious Freedom.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry — Protecting Our Religious Freedom

Jeff Fortenberry, the Republican Congressman of Nebraska in the United States House of Representatives, speaks about “Protecting Our Religious Freedom” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Kimberly Hahn — Sin Clutters the Path

Kimberly Hahn, author of the Life Nurturing Love series, speaks on “Sin Clutters the Path” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Overcoming Our Fears: Loving Enough to Share the Gospel

Kimberly Hahn — Why Worry?

Kimberly Hahn, author of the Life Nurturing Love series, speaks on “Why Worry?” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Overcoming Our Fears: Loving Enough to Share the Gospel

Kimberly Hahn — Overcoming Our Fears: Loving Enough to Share the Gospel

Kimberly Hahn, author of the Life Nurturing Love series, speaks on “Overcoming Our Fears: Loving Enough to Share the Gospel” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Dr. Alan Schreck — The Holy Spirit and Revelation

Dr. Alan Schreck, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “The Holy Spirit and Revelation” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the whole talk here: Reflections on the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Alan Schreck — Power and the Holy Spirit

Dr. Alan Schreck, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “Power and the Holy Spirit” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the whole talk here: Reflections on the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Alan Schreck — Reflections on the Holy Spirit

Dr. Alan Schreck, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “Reflections on the Holy Spirit” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

“Witness to the New Evangelization,” the Text of Archbishop Carlson’s DTF Lecture

Witness to the New Evangelization

Steubenville Conference—Apologetics & New Evangelization (July 27, 2012)

I. Introduction

When we find a good restaurant we want to share it with our friends, and we do.  When we hear a good song we want to share it with our friends, and we do. When we see a good movie or read a good book or find a good recipe we want to share it with our friends, and we do.  The fact that you can now do it on Facebook is just a new twist on an old theological principle: The good is self-diffusive. The good wants to be shared, and anyone who resists doing so is rightly called selfish.

It’s a curious fact about many Catholics, however, that there is one good thing that we’re reluctant to share: the good news of our faith in Jesus Christ.  For one reason or another, our culture tells us that it’s selfish to keep good things to ourselves, but rude to share the good news of Jesus Christ.  And, for one reason and another, we’ve grown comfortable with that double standard.

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