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Evangelization

 

The Pope’s radical call to the new evangelization

During a recent visit to the United States, I was repeatedly impressed by how deeply Pope Francis has penetrated the national conversation on a whole ...

From contemplation to the cutting edge of the new evangelization

On this day of Prayer Pro Orantibus , a day dedicated to all those who have chosen a wholly contemplative life and who live in ...

Prayer Intentions of the Holy Father entrusted to the Apostleship of Prayer for the Year 2014

January Universal: That all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples. For Evangelization: That Christians of diverse denominations may walk ...

On the paths of the new evangelization

“America, an Open Door to Mission”, is the theme of the upcoming Hispanic American Day which will be celebrated on Sunday, 3 March. The origins ...

A new relation between catechesis and proclamation

Benedict XVI in his Homily for the start of the most recent Synod asserted that the new evangelization must enter into day to day pastoral ...

Missionaries of the new evangelization

“Missionary commitment is an essential dimension of faith. We cannot be true believers if we do not evangelize”. Benedict XVI wrote this in the Message ...

Ecumenism in the time of the New Evangelization

The “very close link that exists between the task of evangelization and overcoming the existing divisions between Christians” was highlighted by Benedict XVI in his ...

The light that opens the eyes of man

“The urgent need to proclaim Christ anew in places where the light of faith has been weakened, in places where the fire of God is ...

The Gospel in the world

They Synod is launching a concrete plan for the new evangelization. “The faith determines everything in the relationship that we build with the person of ...

A window on the world

The new evangelization succeeds to the extent in which faith lived in the Church as a personal experience of Jesus of Nazareth is revitalized. This ...

Pontifical Diplomats for the new evangelization

The Pope has decided to call all nuncios, apostolic delegates and permanent observers back to Rome this upcoming June for the Year of Faith. “It ...

Making evangelization concrete

Confessio and caritas are pillars of evangelization. The path of the new evangelization must run along these lines. Benedict XVI stressed this in his reflection ...

Time of the mission

“Go out to the whole world; proclaim the gospel to all creation” (Mk 16:15). With these words of the resurrected Lord Jesus, found in the ...

Record numbers at the Synod to launch the new evangelization

Record attendance at the Synod: 262 is the highest number of participants in the history of all the Assemblies, nine more than the last Ordinary ...

New evangelization and greater protection of the weak

Addressing the challenge of the transmission of the faith in light of the rapid and profound societal changes. This is one of the central themes ...

Young Churches grow

The “ shared and joyful... lively and creative” faith of the young Catholic communities in mission countries is “a sign of hope for the future ...

A new and comprehensible language to make Christ known

In a secularized world in which the new generations in particular lack a personal experience of God and are “religiously illiterate”, the best way to ...

The timeliness of the proclamation

The following is the intervention of the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization at the first national conference "Proclaim 2012" on ...

The return to first love

The new evangelization does not consist in proclaiming a new message different from the one that has always existed, nor in merely using new strategies ...

I leave you an open door

Interest in the person of Matteo Ricci, the Jesuit who at the end of the 1500's opened to Europe the path to China, shows no ...

A technological chaplaincy for the new evangelization

Hyper-technological, readily identifiable, constantly available, expert in ecumenical dialogue and trained to face all situations, even critical ones. This is the new profile of the ...

When sermons are successful

This year before every event at the Spoleto Festival — which took place from 29 June to 15 July in Perugia, Italy — the presenter ...

For man who longs for God

We must move beyond the spiritual poverty of a world that is no longer able to perceive the presence of God. The Year of Faith ...

To transmit the Christian faith

It is neither a question of organization nor a strategic issue, nor even less a problem of the search for alternative models to the current ...

To the world that is suffering because of the lack of thinking

On Friday afternoon 8 June in Krakow, at the Collegium Maius of the Pontifical John Paul University, a doctorate honoris causa will be conferred upon ...

The right of God over what is his own

Why the Year of Faith? The question is not rhetorical and deserves an answer, especially in the face of the great expectation which is being ...

The Nagasaki of martyrs

The history of Christianity – as recent events in Nigeria and Kenya remind us – is marked by massacres and persecutions, occurring not only in ...

New evangelizers in the United States

“Join us in a journey to re-discover the faith or answer questions about reconnecting with the Catholic Church”. This is the call of the document ...

New evangelization in the Holy Land

About seven months ago Benedict xvi placed the Archbishop emeritus of Baltimore at the helm of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, ...

The New Evangelization is also carried out with charity

“The New Evangelization requires great openness of spirit and wise availability to all”, the Holy Father said to members of the Circolo di San Pietro ...

In Europe the new frontiers of evangelization

It is no longer only Africa and other distant lands to be evangelized that are on the horizon. Today Comboni's traditional ideal missionary, summed up ...

From 12 to 72 the European cities on mission like the disciples

Benedict XVI will open the Year of Faith on 11 October, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, with a celebration ...

The Church's centre and horizon

The proclamation of the faith is at the heart of the Church's life and is the horizon of every one of her projects and activities. ...

The centre and horizon of the Church

The proclamation of faith must be the centre and horizon of every ecclesial activity. The Pope underlined this in his 2012 Message for the 86th ...

Responsibility and ethics in finance

“Today in particular, the economic crisis makes evident that a completely self-referential market is unsustainable and, while it raises new questions about the responsibility and ...

Let us seriously respond to the expectations of the young

We publish the introduction of the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization in the volume, Dialogo sull’educazione con Papa Benedetto xvi ...

A free outlook on the world

The conference organized last Saturday by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization was particularly festive and warm: a moment of reciprocal recognition, a ...

An urgent and exciting challenge

On Sunday, 16 October, after the Eucharistic celebration in St Peter’s Basilica concluding the first international meeting of the new evangelizers, the Pope prayed the ...

Leading us out of the desert into the life of Christ

“I have decided to proclaim a Year of Faith” which will begin on 11 October 2012 and end on 24 November 2013. The Holy Father ...

Christians conscious of their own identity

From October 7 to 28, 2012, in Rome, the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will take place. Convoked by the Holy ...

In face of suffering humanity

On July 31st in San Fele, Potenza – birthplace of Justin De Jacobis, Lazzarist missionary and evangelizer of Ethiopia – the Archbishop Prefect for the ...

The evangelizing mission in the digital era

“If the Church does not become aware of the cultural changes that are occurring due to the system of communications currently in use, we will ...

If happiness is called Jesus

Showing that the happiness the human heart longs for has only one name: “Jesus”. This is the method for the new evangelization which the Pope ...

Metropolitan mission

To avoid the risk of the new evangelization becoming just another well chosen formula adapted for every season, it is important that it be filled ...

Courage to live the faith

U.S. Archbishop José Horacio Gomez came to Rome last week to receive the Pallium from the Pope on 29 June. L’Osservatore Romano took the opportunity ...

A new season of evangelization for Rome

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening, 13 June, the Holy Father went to the Basilica of St John Lateran where as Bishop of Rome he ...

A new season of evangelization for Rome

On Monday evening, 13 June, the Holy Father went to the Basilica of St John Lateran where as Bishop of Rome he inaugurated the 2011 ...

A sign of God in the midst of the city

Antoni Gaudí, when he began the construction of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia , said prophetically that this temple would become the center of ...

The Church is mission

On Saturday morning, 14 May, the Holy Father met with participants in the Ordinary Assembly of the Superior Council of the Pontifical Mission Societies in ...

A cultural story begun five centuries ago

The capital of the Dominican Republic plays host this year to the XIV International Book Fair, the major cultural event of Central America. The Holy ...

The Sacrament of Real Presence

William Butler Yeat's "The Second Coming" contains what are, perhaps, the most-quoted lines of twentieth century poetry. "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere ...

Responding to the signs of the times

On Friday, 4 March Archbishop Nikola Eterović, General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops presented the “Lineamenta” of the 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the ...

Confronting a new paganism

With the Motu Proprio Ubicumque et Semper Pope Benedict XVI has established the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, motivated by the undeniable and ...

Urgent need to evangelize the globalized world

The Holy Father stressed the need to evangelize in his Message for the 85th World Mission Day which will be celebrated on Sunday, 23 October. ...

Crucial date in history of evangelization

On Sunday, 1 August, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, pss, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, presided at the celebration for the 400th anniversary of Grand Chief ...

Let us set sail on the «digital sea»

On Saturday morning, 24 April, in the Paul VI Audience Hall, the Holy Father spoke to participants at the end of a Congress on “ ...

Air travel an indispensable means of evangelization

On Saturday, 20 February in the Vatican's Paul vi Hall, the Holy Father spoke to around 6,000 members of the “Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile” ...

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