Posts Tagged ‘New Evangelization’

Keep the good throw the bad of culture, SI and PNG Assembly says

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

The Second General Assembly of the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands devoted the third full day of works to the themes of Evangelization and Inculturation. Bishop Otto Separi of Aitape connected his reflection with the Synod on the New Evangelization last year in Rome of which he was a member. Fr. Read more

Vatican ‘looking forward’ to Asian faith meeting

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Manila archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said Vatican officials are looking forward to the Asian faith conference that will be held in Manila next month. “The eyes of the Vatican are on us,” Tagle said in a statement released by his office at the weekend. The Manila prelate said the Vatican Office of the New Read more

Pope struggling with Twitter: 5 considerations for @pontifex

Friday, December 21st, 2012
John Murphy together

On December 12, Pope Benedict, like no other pope, opened himself up to the world on Twitter. Twitter is a disruptive technology; it challenges, changes and threatens. Introducing the pope to Twitter was always likely to involve some risk. But, however, we are told the Vatican understands the risk and remains hopeful the involvement on Read more

Benediction: A free game for iPhone and iPad

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Mike Schramm has just released a game for the iPhone, iPad mini and iPad, to the iTunes app store. It’s free and it’s called Benediction. In his own life lately, Schram says he has been dealing with some heavy stuff, that caused him to wonder what it would be like to have the powers of Read more

New video resources for new evangelization

Friday, November 9th, 2012
Catholic Link

A new website Catholic Link catalogues videos and other resources useful for ministry and evangelization, aspiring to proclaim the gospel with “creativity and ingenuity.” “We are deeply convinced that our Catholic Faith in the Lord Jesus is the answer today, for all people, of all ages,” said Garrett Johnson, the manager of Catholic Link’s new Read more

New Evangelization requires bishops’ self-examination

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

On Oct. 6, 262 bishops gathered in Rome for the 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to discuss “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.” One of the gathering’s primary concerns, particularly for those leaders of churches in the prosperous North, is how to reach out to disaffected Catholics. Read more

The importance of the Synod and new evangelization

Friday, October 12th, 2012

The principal purpose for the Synod of Bishops, which commenced Oct. 7, is to study how the New Evangelization affects the mission of the Church. The Holy Father has asked the synod to study about “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.” As the theme indicates, the focus is on the “transmission” Read more

Q&A on the synod for new evangelization

Friday, October 12th, 2012

The 25th Synod of Bishops began Sunday, this one dedicated to “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.” New evangelization is the apple of Pope Benedict XVI’s eye, so the synod, held every couple of years or so since 1967, is being touted by the Vatican, along with the Year of Faith Read more

Hildegard of Bingen

Friday, October 12th, 2012

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 I went to an ecumenical sharing service in Wellington in honour of Hildegard of Bingen being made the 35th Doctor of the Catholic Church. At approximately the same time the Opening Mass for the Synod on the New Evangelisation was being celebrated in St. Peter’s in Rome and the doctorates Read more

Anglican leader tells Pope, bishops: Evangelization must flow from experience

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, head of the Church of England, told Pope Benedict XVI and the Synod of Bishops that evangelization is not a project, but the natural “overflow” of an experience of Christ and his church that transforms lives, giving them meaning and joy. “Those who know little and care even less about Read more