Episode 3

002: The Primacy of Evangelization with Fr. James Mallon


October 15th, 2019

29 mins 58 secs

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About this Episode

In Part 2 of our series with Fr. James Mallon, Brett and Jason speak with him about how crucial it is to give primacy to evangelization in the Church today.

Some moments of particular interest in their conversation:

0:00 The problem of complicating a simple sharing of the Gospel

3:00 What Pope Francis says about “pastoral ministry in a missionary style,” and the difference between kerygma and catechesis

5:56 The problem in Church ministry of confusing “not caring” with “not knowing”

9:15 The need to create spaces of belonging for people who don’t believe yet

12:17 Why we must avoid “spiritual vampirism” and truly reflect the heart of the Father

14:43 Alpha is great for those of us who may not have the charism of evangelization

17:32 Alpha as a program vs. Alpha as a culture

21:29 Looking at Alpha as a leadership pipeline

23:05 Looking outward to “the peripheries”

28:35 The “gravitational pull” to be inward focused, and why we need to fight it

Takeaway quote: “The whole thing (Alpha) is geared up to welcome the outsider and just love that person like crazy.”

Want to watch the interview? View it here.