New Evangelization

Articles relating to the New Evangelization

New Evangelization Synod
Expected to Focus on Family's Role

ROME, ITALY, February 28, 2012 -- The October 2012 Synod of Bishops in Rome is likely to identify the family as the key place for beginning the re-evangelization of the Western world.

Jesus, the face of God, the face of the New Evangelization

Jesus, Our Contemporary
VATICAN, February 2012 -- An important conference was held in Rome in early Feburary with a provacative title, "Jesus, Our Contemporary." Strikingly, it was part of an interreligious dialogue that brought together not just Catholics, but Protestants, Jews, Muslims, agnostics, nonbelievers. It is part of an ongoing project by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, in support of Pope Benedict's emphasis of the mission of the Church to lead people to God. The question is what God? As Pope Benedict has written to the bishops of the world, "Not just any god, but the God who spoke on Sinai; to that God whose face we recognize in a love which presses 'to the end' – in Jesus Christ, crucified and risen." Read Cardinal Ruini's own description of the conference.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, New York Archbishop, New Evangelization

Cardinal-designate Dolan Outlines
‘Creative Strategy’ for Evangelization
"Missio ad Gentes" (Mission to the Nations)
VATICAN, February 17, 2012 -- In remarks to the Pope and the College of Cardinals, Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan outlined a seven-point “creative strategy of evangelization” to counter secularism and bring people to Jesus.

Cardinal Donlan Addresses Cardinals on New Evangelization
"Missio ad Gentes" (Mission to the Nations)
VATICAN, February 17, 2012 -- Then Cardinal-designate Timithy Dolan was given the honor of addressing the College of Cardinals the day before the Consitory at which he and 21 other candidates were elevated to Cardinal. His topic was an introduction to the New Evangelization. during the Consistory: 'Missio ad Gentes' and New Evangelization

Benedict XVI

Contemplate with the Bishops on
The New Evangelization
and the
Evangelization of Culture for Marriage and Family
LENT, 2012--Catholics for the Common Good Institute is offering a special formation program for new and existing Stand with Children Faith & Action Circles that will acquaint participants with the current Church thinking about the New Evangelization and how it is connected with the laity’s responsibility for evangelization of culture, particularly as it relates to marriage and family.

Guidelines for Celebrating Year of Faith Revealed
VATICAN CITY, January 5, 2012 -- The Vatican issued guidelines Jan. 5 for how the Church at all levels should celebrate the Year of Faith, which starts in October 2012.

Young People Give Pope Hope for 2012
VATICAN CITY, December 16, 2011 -- Pope Benedict XVI believes the various crises that afflicted society in 2011 can be met with hope in the coming year if parents introduce young people to Jesus and teach them Christian values.

Papal Preacher:
Mary is the Star of Evangelization

VATICAN, December 9, 2011--Gathered with members of his household Friday morning in the Redemptoris mater Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Benedict XVI heard the second in a series of sermons dedicated to the theme of the New Evangelization.

Holy Father:
New Evangelization Depends on Families
VATICAN CITY, December 1, 2011 - "In our time, as in the past, the eclipse of God, the spread of an anti-family ideology and the abasement of sexual morality appear interconnected," Pope Benedict XVI told participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family today. This is why "the new evangelisation is inseparable from the Christian family. The family is the Church's 'path', because it is a 'human place' in which we encounter Christ. ... The family founded on the Sacrament of Marriage is an individual microcosm of the Church, a community which is saved and saves, which is evangelised and evangelises. Like the Church, the family is called to live, irradiate and express to the world the love and presence of Christ".

Cardinal Wuerl: New Evangelization
‘Re-Proposes’ Gospel to Those Who Left Faith
-- Facing an “eclipse in the sense of God” in Western society today, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl contends, the Church must revitalize the faith “in countries where the Gospel has already been preached.”

Archbishop Chaput Challenges
Catholic Educators to 'Convert The Culture'
- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput encouraged Catholic universities to rediscover the Church's intellectual tradition and use it to shape society's future.

Man's Face is Painted from the Inside
"Virtuous human action-- an icon of God.
Aquinas's vision of Christian morality."

Fr. Wojciech Giertych, OP, Theologian to the Papal Household

The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith
Preparatory document with questions for the October 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.

Master of the New Evangelization
By Sr. Margaret Obrovac, FSP

Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI,
Year of Faith- Porta Fidei

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