New Evangelization

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Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
Offers Insights for Cultural Evangelists
VATICAN, July 20, 2014 -- Pope Francis reflected on the parable of wheat and the tares during his July 20 Sunday Angelus address.His catechesis offered a continuation of insights that are particularly important for those seeking to evangelize the culture for marriage and family.


John Paul II Taught
That 'The Body Matters'
Priest Says
-- Saint John Paul II's teaching on love and sexuality shows the dignity of the human body and how concrete acts of mercy are demanded of all of us, says priest and author Father Michael Gaitley.

Need to Fight Secularism
“Justice is the fruit of faith
... an evangelized culture
will be a just culture.”
                Pope Francis
- Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. stressed the need for Catholics to continue to evangelize and fight against the prevailing culture of secularism.


New Vatican
Theological Document
Explores Sensus Fidei
VATICAN, July 4, 2014 -- The International Theological Commission (ITC) has released a study on the Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church, exploring the relationship between the sense of the faithful and the guidance of the teaching magisterium.


Archbishop Sample consecrates Portland Church to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima'For the Sake of the Family'
Portland Archdiocese Consecrated
To Our Lady of Fatima
"This consecration is one especially for the sake of the family," said Archbishop Alexander Sample during his homily. "Marriage and family life are in a real crisis. We make this consecration to her to watch over our families and marriages. Families need Our Lady's love and protection."


Pope: Jesus Was a Pastor,
Not a 'Moralistic' Power-Seeker
- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned of those who reduce the faith to moralism and ambition, stating that people in Jesus' time followed him because he spoke the truth in a way they understood.


Saint John Paul the Great

JPII's Theology of the Body
Is Transformative, Scholar Says
- The canonization of Saint John Paul II gives new impetus to his “ground-breaking” theology of the body, which has the potential to “completely transform” contemporary culture, one theology professor says.


CCG Commentary:
Pope Gets to the Essence
Of the New Evangelization
SAN FRANCISCO, October 20, 2013 -- If we limited ourselves to reading headlines in the mainstream media about Pope Francis’ interview published in America, one could have formed the impression that he was directing the faithful to stop promoting the truth about marriage in the public square.


Pope Francis' Principles
for Cultural Change


Humility Is Necessary for Fruitfulness
Emphasizes Pope
VATICAN CITY, December 19, 2013 -- “Humility is necessary for faithfulness,” said the Pontiff on Dec. 19. “The humility to say to the Lord, ‘Lord, I am barren, I am a desert’ ...come to give us life, come to save us, because only You can. Alone, I cannot!”


‘Evangelii Gaudium’: Pope Francis’
Blueprint for Evangelization
LOUISVILLE, KY, December 3, 2013  — Pope Francis is moving fast to advance his “dream of … a missionary impulse, capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world.”


Thinking about the Pope at
the U.S. Bishops’ meeting
BALTIMORE, November 15, 2013 -- "It’s not only that many of our neighbors don’t share the Church’s beliefs on fundamental issues such as abortion, sexuality and marriage. This is true and troubling. But those issues are signs of deeper troubles. They are signs that our society has turned away from God to embrace what Pope Francis calls the “idols” of a materialist view of the world." - Archbishop Jose Gomez


The Pastoral Challenges
for the Family in the
Context of Evangelisation
Preparatory Document for the Synod on the Family scheduled for October 5-19, 2014

 


Cardinal Highlights Humility
in New Evangelization
-- At a recent conference on the New Evangelization, Cardinal Louis Antonio Tagle of Manila emphasized the need for interior conversion as the faithful seek to be a light for the world.

Pope Francis

Another Lesson from Francis
On Evangelization of Culture
Avoid Reducing the Faith

To 'Moralistic' Ideology
-- During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of following one's own personal, “moralistic” ideology, stressing the importance of prayer in staying open to God.




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