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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on July 2, 2013.

eNewsletter Subject: When Faith Goes Viral

Not long ago, Crossroads Books contracted with Phil Lawler to pull together a collection of essays on a variety of successful evangelization initiatives for the Year of Faith. The book, When Faith Goes Viral, will be out in September, and meanwhile the various chapters will appear on

We've just posted the introduction, which explains and previews the project. See Phil Lawler's Jesus Wrote No Memos.

Returning to an earlier theme, I've expanded on the concept of authority in the Church, and how critical this is to the confidence we need to make a difference in our world. See The Authority Principle Revisited: The Key to the Formation of Culture.

Speaking of confidence, our Catholic World News service is pleased to report that second miracles have been approved in the canonization processes for both John Paul II and John XXIII. Look for canonizations late this year....

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