+ Why I Became Catholic
- Description: Lizzie Reezay is a well-known Youtuber who makes videos about theology, bipolar disorder and other topics. And now she's entering the Catholic Church. She joins us with a look at her faith journey.
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Lizzie Reezay is a recent graduate of Pepperdine University. She makes YouTube videos about theology and dealing with bipolar disorder and is a new convert to the Catholic Church. Follow her on Twitter @LizzieReezay and check out her Lizzies Answers YouTube channel, and find more at lizziesanswers.com
- Lizzie Reezay
+ Empowering our Kids for the Decisions that Matter Most
- Description: Spring is almost here and students around the country are finalizing their college and career plans. What if we taught them to measure success not by the school they attend or the size of their bank account, but by how they follow Christ? On the upcoming Feast of the Annunciation, we'll remember Mary's decision to offer a complete yes to God...what if we taught our kids to do the same? We'll talk with Leonard Delorezno.
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Dr. Leonard Delorenzo
Leonard J. DeLorenzo is the author of What Matters Most: Empowering Young Catholics for Life’s Big Decisions. He teaches theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he also directs Notre Dame Vision, the Notre Dame Catechist Academy, and the Notre Dame Character Project within the Institute for Church Life. He and his wife, Lisa, live in South Bend, Indiana, with their five children.
- Dr. Leonard Delorenzo
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What if we taught young people that they can measure success by how they follow Christ rather than by how much money they make or where they go to college? In What Matters Most, University of Notre Dame theology professor Leonard J. DeLorenzo urges youth ministers, teachers, and parents to help young people redefine success in light of their call to discipleship—completely saying yes to God. In Luke's account of the Annunciation, Mary offers a true model of discipleship for young people to follow. Her example will empower them to make choices about how to live their lives as a courageous yes to God in everything they choose—just as she did. DeLorenzo, who served as the long-time director of Notre Dame Vision—a program designed to help young Catholics find their true calling as disciples of Jesus—shows how Mary exhibited four habits that will guide young people to make important life decisions:
- Listen carefully and practice patience.
- Remember who we are and what we value most.
- Respond with compassion to choices we face.
- Embrace sacrifice for the sake of love.
Beginning with the apostles themselves, Christians have practiced the art of telling their stories to bring others to faith. Leonard J. DeLorenzo, theology professor and director of Notre Dame Vision--a program designed to help youth and young adults find their true vocation--presents seven guiding principles to help you share your faith in a genuine way and teach others to do so as well. Unlike many evangelical Christians, Catholics often find it difficult to tell their faith stories. Leonard DeLorenzo has taught thousands of teens and young adults to relate their moments of grace in a way that is compelling, convincing, and free of clichés and vague generalizations. His seven guiding principles are:
- Tell it as a story
- Begin with what happened
- Express it in style
- Modify it for your audience
- Ensure there is sufficient closure
- Embrace natural emotions and
- Pray and practice
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