In a rapidly changing world, it can be difficult to discern how Catholics can be evangelists. But Church Militant's Resistance movement shows the way.
On Monday's Download, episode panelists discussed Our Lord's divine command to "go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
It was the Lord's last decree before ascending into Heaven. It was given not just to the Apostles, who represented the Catholic Church hierarchy. It was given also to the laity, represented by Christ's disciples who were present.
The outstanding love of God was the subject of Tuesday's Download. The love was illustrated by the example of the North American martyrs. They suffered deprivations, torture and death in bringing natives of North America to God.
One of these martyrs, St. Jean de Brébeuf wrote, "My God, it grieves me greatly that You are not known, that in this savage wilderness, all have not been converted to You, that sin has not been driven from it."
The United States is becoming more and more a moral wilderness — utterly savage in its blatant disregard for God's laws. The number of faithful Catholics is getting smaller, while the number of ex-Catholics and Catholics who don't believe Church doctrine is increasing rapidly.
Church Militant's Resistance is a way for the laity to help combat that trend. With Resistance chapters in nearly every U.S. diocese and in most major cities, people can join in with nearly 8,000 fellow faithful Catholics to make a difference in their local areas.
There's often little a person can do to influence the Church and the culture on a large scale. But God doesn't necessarily expect such changes from individual Catholics. Faithful Catholics are, however, responsible for evangelizing people close to them and in their communities. Joining the Resistance is a good way to do that!
Learn more by watching The Download—The Art of Resistance.