On Monday there was an opinion piece on evangelists on campus and how the Catholics stood out as reasonable and approachable when contrasted with the preachers shouting messages of hell at students. Perfectly shows why we evangelize the way we do.
Here is a snip:
It's a sad day on campus when being respectful causes someone to stand out, but here we are. Catholic students, representing St. Mary's Catholic Center, stand patiently in Academic Plaza alongside whatever Christian sideshow has come to town and wait for students to initiate conversations with them. Their choice neon yellow T-shirts, which read "Ask a Catholic a Question," are a little ostentatious, but when standing next to a guy with a sign that says "You're going to Hell," they could dress in yellow chicken suits and seem tame.One more:
Ask a Catholic a Question began in the spring of 2007 to spread awareness of Catholic beliefs to students, from students. They answer questions from a steady stream of people most days when they appear in Academic Plaza. On days when a preacher is on campus stirring up polarizing views, the dichotomy between the two becomes immediately apparent.Amen! Confirmation we are doing the right thing the right way.
FYI - I found out that St. Lawrence at KU has also picked up Ask A Catholic A Question. I hope this spreads - we need more evangelists on campus.
UPDATE - I have a radio interview on The SonRise Morning Show on Tuesday morning highlighting Ask A Catholic A Question. It will be fun.