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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

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

The Commandment of Assisi:
"Purify your own faith"
ASSISI, ITALY, October, 26, 2011 -- This is the way "so that the true God becomes accessible." The speech of pope Joseph Ratzinger to the "pilgrims of truth" gathered in the city of Saint Francis.

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

Getting Scientific About Love
SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2011-- One of the passages in Story of a Soul, the autobiography St. Thérèse of Lisieux, whose feast day is today, that has most struck me is when she recounted coming across the words Jesus spoke to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque: “I want to make you read in the book of life, wherein is contained the science of LOVE.”

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.

San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer recovering from surgery

CCG Adviser Archbishop Niederauer
Expresses Thanks for Prayers
"Grace is always present"
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 12, 2011-- San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer, recovering from trible bipass surgery, expressed appreciation for prayers in an inspiring reflection published in Catholic San Francisco, the newspaper of the Archdiocese.

-- Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, recently addressed priests and seminarians in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Calif. He told them that the world urgently needs holy priests who avoid allowing their humanity to cast a shadow over the beauty of the Lord.

The Church's Evolving View on the Death Penalty
ATLANTA, GA, October 7, 2008--"The legitimate use of punishment to defend the order of justice should include remedies for both the victims and the perpetrators of crime," Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta said in a speech on the death penalty at Emory University Law School in Atlanta. Archbishop Gregory discussed the influence of Pope John Paul II on the Catholic Church's present stance on the death penalty, including revisions made to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the church's traditional view of the death penalty.

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.

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