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Evangelization is needed wherever Gospel values have not been fully established. All we have to do is see the regular news coverage of how desperately our own society and institutions need to be evangelized—not to mention our own hearts. We must begin implementing the Gospel on our own turf.
— from Catholic Update Guide to the New Evangelization

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Catherine of Alexandria: According to the <i>Legend of St. Catherine</i>, this young woman converted to Christianity after receiving a vision. At the age of 18, she debated 50 pagan philosophers. Amazed at her wisdom and debating skills, they became Christians—as did about 200 soldiers and members of the emperor’s family. All of them were martyred. 
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