New Evangelization

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Beauty Necessary to Restore Culture
Says Bishop Conley

- In a new wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis called for Christians to “heal wounds” in society by sharing the entirety of the Church’s message, offering the proper context for its spiritual and moral teaching.

“We are poor in love, thirsty for truth and justice, beggars of God,” Pope Francis wrote in an Aug. 18 letter to Bishop Francesco Lambiasi of Rimini, on the occasion of the opening of the gathering.

Archbishop Charles Chaput
Changing Our Culture
With the Fire of Faith

COLORADO SPRINGS, August 13, 2013 -- My task today is talking about our culture, and how we might change and renew it. And I’m glad to do that. But I’d like to begin with a few observations.

Cardinal O'Malley

Catholics For The Common Good Fr. Robert BarronPriest's New Video Series Links
Evangelization With Beauty

DENVER, CO, July 10, 2013--Father Robert Barron, rector of Mundelein Seminary outside of Chicago, has produced a new video series emphasizing the primacy of beauty in drawing people to Christ.

In Encyclical, Pope Says Catholics For The Common Good Pope Francis
'Light Of Faith'
Must Transform Lives

VATICAN CITY, July 5, 2013--The encyclical can be accessed in CNA’s resource section, found here  In his first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei,” or “The Light of Faith,” Pope Francis highlighted the need to let Christ’s love transform and renew our lives, so that we may transmit our faith to the world.

Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop Claudio Maria CelliVatican Official Urges Use Of Technology To Proclaim Gospel
SANTIAGO, CHILE, April 11, 2013--The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, encouraged Catholics to make bold use of new technologies in the work of evangelization. 

Catholics for the Common Good All SaintsEntering the Door of Faith During the Triduum 
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2013 --Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter for the Year of Faith written prior to his pontificate has a profound message of hope for us to reflect upon during this Easter Triduum.  Our Holy Father challenges us to approach our faith with humility and a child-like confidence in the Lord and says “Crossing this threshold of the faith supposes that we'll not be ashamed to have the heart of a child who, because he still believes in impossible things, can still live in hope, which is the only thing capable of giving sense to and transforming history. It means asking unceasingly, praying without weakening and adoring so that our vision may be transfigured.”

Catholics for the Common Good St. Joseph

Everyone Must be 'Protector'
Like St. Joseph,
Pope Says
Pope Francis called on all people to be “protectors,” like Saint Joseph, by watching over and caring for the poor, families, friendships, the environment and their own emotions and hearts.

Catholics for the Common Good Pope Francis

Weigel Thinks Pope Francis
Embodies Church's Future
ROME, March 16, 2013 -- Catholic author and scholar George Weigel believes that Pope Francis embodies the type of Catholicism that is needed for the Church to thrive in the modern cultural context.

Catholics for the Common Good Pope Francis

A Pope for
The New Evangelization
ROME, March 15, 2013 -- George Weigel, in a recently published article, provided important insights about Pope Francis that are very exciting. Without getting too theological, it was Blessed John Paul II's Christian personalism, Pope Benedict XVI's theology of communio, as well as their contributions to the New Evangelization that has had such a profound influence on CCG and its unique way of thinking about marriage and family. Pope Francis is from the same rich school and is really the perfect man to build on the foundation laid by his two predecessors.

Holy Trinity by Hendrick van Balen

Art Historian Says Benedict's
'Way of Beauty' Will Continue to Flower
-- Pope Emeritus Benedict's emphasis on beauty as a means to encounter truth and grow in faith is one of the “greatest seeds” planted during his pontificate, says art historian Elizabeth Lev.

Pope Benedict XVI Meets with Priests from Rome Archdicocese. Farewell meeting. Vatican II discussed.

The War of the Two Councils:
The True and the False
ROME, February 15, 3103 – In the farewell address to the priests of Rome, the startling accusation of Benedict XVI against the political interpretation of Vatican II made by the media, during the assembly and afterward.

“We are certainly not seduced by the naïve expectation that, faced with the great challenges of our time, we shall find some magic formula. No, we shall not be saved by a formula but by a Person, and the assurance which he gives us: I am with you!”
      Blessed John Paul II
     "At the Begining of the
      New Mellenium"

A New Grammar for the Year of Faith
NEW YORK, January 4, 2013 – A New Grammar for the Year of Faith It is the grammar that has in Jesus son of God and son of man its ultimate and definitive center. This "mystical" dimension of Christianity is also the heart of Vatican Council II. A theologian from New York takes part in the discussion opened by "www.chiesa" in Rome.

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