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Recording - Evangelizing Catholic Men
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On November 6, 2023 for the monthly Manhood Discussions conference call we talked about ' Evangelizing Catholic Men'. The recording is about 70 minutes and full of nuggets that would enlighten you on what is Catholic manhood evangelization. 
Many men who attend our events seek to evangelize other men. Join us as Brian Murray shares his experiences in developing the Catholic Men Chicago Edgewater (CMCE), as well together we share the opportunities and challenges presented to us. The moderator is Frank J Casella, CMCS Co-founder & Executive Director.
The discussion is based on this statement: 
“Evangelizing means bringing the good news of Jesus Christ into every human situation and seeking to convert individuals and society by the divine power of the gospel itself. At its essence are the proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ and the response of a person in faith, which are both works of the holy spirit.” USCCB  
Evangelization should lead to conversion. 
Conversion (through repentance, faith, and baptism) should lead to discipleship. 
Discipleship ship should lead to holiness and mission. 
Holiness and mission leads to heaven. (Source Unknown)
Notes from the recording: 
The nervous moments of silence during this discussion is intentional so that we allow the Holy Spirit to speak through us. This is a 'tool' that we use during the discussion at parish men's groups and at the annual Bishop's Men's Forum.  
 01:55 - Brian Murray intro and what he's doing with CMCE
 04:00 - What is Evangelizing Men?
 05:15 - Motivation for men's group in Edgewater neighborhood. 
 08:00 - What's happening in the Church, and why men need to step up. 
 08:45 - Two questions: Who and How? 
 11:00 - Strategy. 
 15:00 - Sharing the faith. 
 16:40 -  Looking at a person's soul - Coming to Jesus. 
 18:30 - Getting the men's group started.  
 19:45 - Saint Francis 'preaching' evangelization.
 22:10 - Evangelizing non-Catholic or fallen away men. 
 23:30 - Harvesting the field. 
 26:30 - Parish based groups.
 32:00 - Opening the door to direction of the group. 
 24:45 - Catholic manhood conversion. 
 35:30 - Men need structure.
 37:00 - Building the Church. 
 38:50 - We all need conversion. 
 42:00 - Timline for developing a core group. 
 44:15 - Group meeting agenda.
 49:55 - Why should men should show up to a men's group. 
 51:00 - Bullet points for evangelizing Catholic men. 
 53:30 - Sharing the most important thing to come to Jesus. 
 56:30 - What happens when finding a great group. 
102:00 - Last thoughts. 
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