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Apologist Matthew Kelly coming to North Texas Oct. 1 September 7, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Interior Life.

I had never heard of Matthew Kelly until this summer, when I was given a copy of his book Rediscovering Catholicism.  I blogged a little on this book some time back.  I can’t say I’m entirely on board with the book – there are some problematic aspects, such as an overemphasis on our own efforts to become holy that could lead people down some very unfortunate paths (remember, the best we can do is to cooperate with Grace).   But, the book could have a good deal of merit for trying to reengage people who have been either away from the Faith for a while, or just going through the motions. He definitely has a great deal of passion and fire for the Faith, and I know some people really like his books. 

Mr. Kelly will be speaking in Gainesville on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9am to 1:30 pm at 401 N. Dixon St at the, hmmm……First Christian Church.  Tickets are $39, and special musical guest Eliot Morris will also be performing.  You can call (940) 736-4090 or (940) 736-5405. 

 In the Rediscovering Catholicism book, Mr. Kelly presents his seven pillars of developing a vibrant Catholic faith.  These include, Confession, contemplation, assisting regularly and actively praying the Mass, fasting, spiritual reading, and praying the Rosary.  Here is Mr. Kelly expounding on Confession:

I can’t attend, we have a family reunion in Harper that weekend, but if anyone does attend let me know how it was.

BTW, the best BBQ in America might be served at this inauspicious looking place – Easy Pickens.

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