We've spoken on and off about evangelization on this blog--often in theoretical terms. One of the best theologically informed and (mirable dictu) practical accounts I've read on the subject is in this week's America: Betty Ann Donnelly and Philip Pulaski reflect about about how the grounded their three daughters in the faith. I think more stories like this ought to be told.Here's the opening paragraph:"In the last week of August, we loaded up the big rig (a k a our minivan) and drove the youngest of our three daughters to Baltimore to begin her freshman year at Loyola University Maryland. Mission accomplished? We now have three lovely young women enrolled at Jesuit universities and discerning their paths forward. At times all three have been frustrated with and uninspired by the institutional church, but they remain engaged in exploring and wrestling with their Catholic Christian faith, whichwe would like to hopehas grounded them and helped to form them into the thoughtful young women they are today."
Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.