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Discussing Good Ways to Pray Badly tomorrow in DC

Discussing Good Ways to Pray Badly tomorrow in DC July 6, 2015

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(I look nefarious because I was reciting “The Wicked Fairy at the Manger” by UA Fanthorpe)

I’ll be at the Catholic Information Center in DC on Tuesday night as part of their summer Theology on Tap series.  My topic is “Making Mistakes Well in Prayer” and it’s drawn from the final chapter (“Trusting Christ As Peter Does”) of Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers that Even I Can Offer.

How do you find your way through a new and challenging prayer practice or an old one that’s gone stale? Learn a few habits and strategies for beginning prayers badly in order to learn how to engage in them well in the future. As a convert, Leah took her cue from St. Peter, whose frequent struggles with Christ’s commands and teachings offer a model in how to be a heartfelt follower of Christ, even when we’re plagued with uncertainty.

And it’s a double bill, so, if you’re coming out, you’ll also get to hear Catherine Szeltner (who I quite like) on “How to Be a Catholic Influencer”

From commercials to conversations, we all have the ability to influence others. And in a unique way, Catholics can become walking billboards for the Church. Acknowledging this opens up the door for evangelization opportunities and should call the faithful to live out authentically Christian lives.

Catherine Szeltner is a Reporter/Producer for “EWTN News Nightly”, an international evening news program from a Catholic perspective. As a founding news team member, she’s assisted with St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II canonization coverage in Rome, and reported on topics ranging from Supreme Court hearings to pro-life issues in D.C. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Advertising and previously worked at The Zimmerman Agency, where she assisted coordinating digital content for national brands, such as Pilot Pen, Club Med, and Nature’s Own.

So the two of us will try to get you through the fireworks withdrawal you’re suffering this week.


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