The diocese is embarking on a new chapter of communications ministry: The Visitor will transition to a magazine format.
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, spoke July 22 at the 2018 National Diaconate Congress in New Orleans about the vocational work of permanent deacons to evangelize and care for others.
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 said each human being is created in God’s image and likeness at the end of an interreligious gathering in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 1 when he met with Rohingya refugees.
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.
The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization said Catholics “need a profound renewal of our catechesis.”
The Diocese of St. Cloud will have its diocesan Encuentro on Sept. 24 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Nearly 400 people from around the diocese were registered to attend as of Sept. 19.
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.
Through digital outreach, Pope Francis has set forth a challenge to create a culture of encounter whether it be through emails, text messages, social networks and chats.