The New Evangelization
What is the New Evangelization?
"A new evangelization is synonymous with mission, requiring the capacity to set out anew, go beyond boundaries and broaden horizons. The new evangelization is the opposite of self-sufficiency, a withdrawal into oneself, a status quo mentality and an idea that pastoral programs are simply to proceed as they did in the past. Today a 'business as usual' attitude can no longer be the case. Some local Churches, already engaged in renewal, reconfirm the fact that now is the time for the Church to call upon every Christian community to evaluate their pastoral practice on the basis of the missionary character of their program and activities."—Synod of Bishops XIII Ordinary General Assembly,The New Evangelization for the Transmission of Christian Faith, Lineamenta, #10
Building the Civilization of Love
Pope Francis invites all to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. We are not to keep the faith to ourselves, but we are sent as missionary disciples to transform the world to Christ. We are all called to be Spirit-filled disciples, not in a maintenance mode but rather a missionary one." (Evangelii Gaudium,118-120,259-262)