Detroit, MI. It was a beautiful day at Eastern Market in downtown Detroit where street evangelists encountered hundreds of people. They used a few approaches that worked well the previous week at the Woodward Dream Cruise. For example, they asked many people “Would you like just one reason why you should join the Catholic Church?” The answer? “Because the Catholic Church is the Church that Jesus Christ established.”

A non-Catholic, after hearing this from one of the evangelists, said that it gave her goosebumps just hearing it.

One line that can work well when talking to Catholics is, “Do you know what going to confession does? It takes you off of the road to hell and puts you on the road to heaven.” If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).

What lines work best for you? If you are not already out there evangelizing with us, why not? Pray for all our evangelists and all those whom they meet.