New Evangelization

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Pope's Letter Explains
Urgent Need for 'Year of Faith'

"Porta Fidei" (Door of Faith)
VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2011-- Pope XVI Benedict says the Church's "Year of Faith," starting October 2012, comes in response to a "profound crisis of faith that has affected many people" and left them searching for answers.

Pope Benedict XVI, the new evangelization

Pope Believes Secularized Nations
Can Become Christian Again
VATICAN CITY, October 15, 2011-- Today Pope Benedict XVI told over 8,000 Catholics involved in the "new evangelization" that he has every confidence they can return their respective nations to Jesus Christ.

In Wealthy Germany,
the Church Should Become Poor!
A Message for Us
about the New Evangelization

ROME, September 27, 2011-- Never before his third voyage to his native land had Benedict XVI given such powerful emphasis to the ideal of a Church poor in structures, in possessions, in power. At the same time, however, he insisted on the need for a vigorous "public presence" of this same Church. Is it possible to have both at once?

Church in West Suffering Crisis of Faith, Says Pope- “The real crisis facing the Church in the western world is a crisis of faith,” Pope Benedict XVI told gathering of lay Catholics on Sept. 24, in Freiburg.

Archbishop Chaput Promises
Sacrifice to 'Renew this Great Church'
Prelate Speaks of Arrranged Marriage
PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 8, 2011-- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput promised to lay down his life to restore faith and trust among Catholics in Philadelphia, during his Sept. 8 installation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Latino Leaders' Summit Seeks
National Renewal of Faith
-- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) held its 2011 national summit in Denver from August 12 to 14, offering members a forum to discuss the revival of faith they hope to lead.

Abp Chaput's Message for Evangelization of Culture
BALTIMORE, September 27, 2012-- In a speech to the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars on Sunday, September 26, 2010, Archbishop Charles Chaput offered profound teaching and guidance for the evangelization of culture. His talk should be required reading for all Catholics for the Common Good volunteers.

Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, Pastoral on Lay Vocation, new evangelization

Laity Called to Step Up for New Evangelization
Pastoral Letter of Archbishop José Gomez of San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX, February 15, 2010 -- On the fifth anniversary of his installation as archbishop, the Most Rev.José Gomez released a pastoral letter reminding the laity of their privilege and obligation to serve Christ and His Church in a very unique secular role.

Pope to American Bishops:
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2008 -- The first formal ecclesiastical event in Pope Benedict's pastoral visit to the United States was his meeting with the entire body of U.S. bishops on Wednesday at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, DC. Here he laid out his program for the episcopate in reviving Catholic life in America. It goes without saying that the goal is to make all things new, to enable the faith to permeate every aspect of life. But the primary means to this goal, according to Benedict, is formation in the faith, particularly Christian moral formation.

Lessons in Evangelization:
Francis Beckwith and the Truth
Catholics should celebrate when anyone enters the Church. After all, we have it on good authority that the angels in heaven do. We should fight the urge.

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