Posts Tagged ‘New Evangelization’

Revitalized Parishes as Centers of the New Evangelization

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Parishes play an essential role in the Church’s mission of spreading the Gospel.  The 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization recognized that parishes are the places where so many people most experience the life of the Church. In the parish, one encounters Jesus in the initial proclamation of the Good News of salvation, […] [Read more]

The Good News of Salvation in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Although superseded this year because it falls on a Sunday, October 15 is usually the day when the Church lifts up for us Saint Teresa of Avila, a doctor of the Church whose witness and writings continue to offer lessons for the people of God. Like the modern age with its rapid changes and diminished […] [Read more]

Five Years After the Synod on the New Evangelization

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The 2012 Synod on the New Evangelization led by Pope Benedict XVI emphasized the call for all of today’s Catholics to continue the work of the first disciples in bringing the Gospel to the world by sharing our faith with others with renewed conviction, determination and enthusiasm. That mission could be seen in two historic […] [Read more]

Humanity and Salvation in Jesus Christ

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

God is Love and everything has its origin in this love.  Out of his love, God created us humans in relationship with himself to enjoy life and eternal happiness with him.  Made in his image, this love which gives us life also points to the dignity and meaning of all human life.  Yet, led astray […] [Read more]

The Gratuitousness of God the Father

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

“I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.” When we pray the Creed, we recognize that there is a reality far greater than ourselves, professing that from before all else, God simply is, that is, “the fullness of Being and of every perfection, without […] [Read more]

The Convocation of Catholic Leaders and the Joy of the Gospel

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Today the Church celebrates the great feast of the Apostles, Saints Peter and Paul, including their bold missionary spirit, of which we are heirs.  As Pope Francis said at the canonization of another missionary, Saint Junípero Serra, “We are indebted to a tradition, a chain of witnesses who have made it possible for the Good […] [Read more]

There is a Place for You in the House of the Lord

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

As the family of God gathers today on this first Sunday of Advent, we joyfully proclaim again and again in the Responsorial Psalm: “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122). This invitation to go together to God’s house is the heart of our annual archdiocesan “Find the Perfect Gift” evangelization […] [Read more]

“The New Evangelization Today”

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The pressing task of our time is the New Evangelization. But what exactly is the New Evangelization? What is the message of the New Evangelization? Where and who is the intended audience? What do we seek to accomplish? What is needed for this work of the New Evangelization? To answer these and other questions, I […] [Read more]

Saint Anthony of Padua and the New Evangelization

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Today we celebrate the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua, Italy, who was born to a noble family in Lisbon, Portugal, and baptized with the name Fernando. Canonized only a year after his death at the age of 36 on this day in 1231, and named a Doctor of the Church in 1946, Saint […] [Read more]

Being Catholic Today: Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

On a weekly basis, it seems, there is news of yet another challenge to our freedom to live our Catholic faith. Many of these arise from those social, cultural and political trends that I have discussed previously with respect to our need for a New Evangelization. Recent years have now seen various efforts by federal […] [Read more]