Saturday, January 27, 2007

Men of Christ event to focus on Catholic life

Tom Heinen reports in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the February 17, 2007 Men of Christ conference in West Bend.
Some language is similar, but this isn't a Promise Keepers event, the non-denominational evangelical movement that became known for large gatherings of Christian men after former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney founded it in 1990.

The language is similar enough that a Google search for "men of christ" ranked Promise Keepers second. Our bishops eventually noticed Promise Keepers.
Meeting with lay men, the U.S. Catholic bishops issued a 1999 report that supports creating a national men's center and notes: "There is a growing hunger for God among Catholic men. They are meeting together in large and small groups, sharing their burdens, listening to each other's story, and celebrating Eucharist. Call it a revival, an awakening. Call it a work of the Holy Spirit at the grassroots level."

A report issued by the Bishops "Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women & Youth".


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