Mercy Mondays

Deacon Keith Strohm

Deacon Keith Strohm is the director of the Office for the New Evangelization.

  1. Mission Intentional: Evangelization on a Whole New Level

    By Deacon Keith Strohm | Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    Last February, Archbishop Cupich laid out a dynamic pastoral vision for the Archdiocese of Chicago, which he called Renew My Church. You can read about it here.  Rather than being simply an initiative, one among many things that the Archdiocese will do in a given time period, this Renew My Church vision, and its pastoral planning process, is fundamental to who we are as the local Church here in Chicago. It concerns not just a set of actions or strategies taken in isolation and checked off a list when completed, but it also lays down a fundamental and comprehensive approach to living as communities of missionary disciples united to Christ and to each other.

  2. Discipleship: A Relationship of Mercy

    By Deacon Keith Strohm | Monday, April 04, 2016

    Just recently, I decided to return to the gym after years of doing pretty much nothing at all, in a physical sense.

  3. Mirror, Mirror…

    By Deacon Keith Strohm | Monday, February 01, 2016

    That's the beginning of one of the most well-known phrases from one of the most popular European fairy tales. The Evil Queen who utters this commanding question, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?” jealously guards her beauty and renown - and goes to great lengths to protect herself from ever being seen as second best. One gets the sense from this kind of reaction that something beyond a sense of her own beauty drives the queen's actions - it’s as if insecurity tears at her heart with dark claws. She sees herself in a particular way, and needs the magic mirror to somehow prove that self-understanding wrong.