The Alexandria gathering included people from the U.S. church’s Region VIII, which covers Minnesota and North and South Dakota.
In the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and all the popes since, we hear over and over again that evangelization is the primary task of the church. In fact, in 1990, St. John Paul II declared, “I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the church’s energies to a new evangelization.”
Pope Francis will celebrate the Catholic Church’s first World Day of the Poor Nov. 19 by celebrating a morning Mass with people in need and those who assist them. After Mass, he will offer lunch to 500 people in the Vatican audience hall.
Pope Francis expressed his intention to promote an extraordinary missionary month in October 2019 with the goal of increasing the passion for the church’s evangelizing activity ‘ad gentes,'” a phrase meaning “to the nations” and used to describe missionary activity focused on people who still have not heard the Gospel.
When Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron, he used his kayak for a greater purpose: to be present for the many hurricane victims stranded in his midst.
The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization said Catholics “need a profound renewal of our catechesis.”
Helping people forge a deeper relationship with our Lord is the key to addressing a whole host of problems that beset the church and society.
Philadelphia’s ongoing struggle with opioid addiction has found an epicenter in the Kensington section of the city, where open-air heroin sales, drug usage and overdoses have become commonplace.
Thirty-some Catholics already have joined, fulfilling a bold mission: to make like the apostles and spread the Good News.
Called by the bishops, the historic convocation will find more than 3,000 Catholic leaders — bishops, clergy, religious and laypeople — meeting July 1-4 in Orlando, Florida, to focus on how the pope’s 2013 apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), applies in the United States.