Welcome to the New Evangelization
This is my project to break down the culture of death, to seek Christ in the lost and unproductive, and to kick start the new evangelization.The world is running away from Christ. Catholics are falling away from the Church. Faith is reduced to a political football or a punchline.The Gospel and the American Dream collided, and the American Dream won.
I promise it will get really uncomfortable. But you'll love every minute of it.
Who am I and Why Would You Care?
I'm just a boy with a dream. I am married to an awesome wife and we have two little girls who are hilarious and never sleep. I have been a full time youth minister for 7 years, working with large parishes in Texas, my preferred state of the union. I have been speaking professionally for 6 years, giving hundreds of talks on our Catholic Christian faith to youth, college students, adults and clergy.
My dream is being a catalyst for the new evangelization of America. This means renewing the teaching of morality to average Catholics, proclaiming the basic gospel message to Catholics who have no idea why they go to church, and trying to cultivate a prayer life in the young Church.
Creative Commons and your ministry
Everything on this site comes from the Gospel, which I do not own. Thus, everything on this website is under the Creative Commons license. Use and reproduce all of it, or part of it. You don't need any written permission from me.
All I ask is that you do not sell it and that you attribute it to me and this site. Share it. Print it. Distribute it. Copy and Paste. Just put "by Michael Gormley, LayEvangelist.com" at the bottom.
Video of Me
Here's a talk I gave at St. John Neumann in Austin. I tell the tale of my how my fears/stupidity ruined my relationship with my girlfriend, how that suffering changed my life, and how I eventually won her back. (Note: the awesome audio drops out in the last 15% of the video because the battery died in the lavalier. You'll need to crank it up from then on, sadly.)