Evangelization: Catholic Church Document Resorces

Evangelization 

Catholic Church Document Resources

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 Resource Handout (includes all listed below)

United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/index.cfm

 

The New Evangelization calls each of us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel. The focus of the New Evangelization calls all Catholics to be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize. …The New Evangelization invites each Catholic to renew their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.

In the spirit of the New Evangelization, it is our hope that the resources on this page will yield even greater harvests for Christ in the future….

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

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Pope Benedict XVI and the New Evangelization:

  • Migration and the New Evangelization.
  • Family Life and the New Evangelization

  • Pontifical Council For Promoting The New Evangelization

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Disciples Called To Witness:

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/disciples-called-to-witness/disciples-called-to-witness-part-i.cfm

(Use the link above to go to Part 1.  At the bottom of the USCCB web page click "next" to view Parts II  through V.)

Part I: Current Cultural Context, Disciples Called to Witness

Part II: Historical Context of the New Evangelization

Part III: The Focus of the New Evangelization

Part IV: Culture of Witness

Part V: Key Components of Outreach Programs


Invite those who have been away from the Catholic Church to visit:

Catholics Come Home

http://www.catholicscomehome.org


CHURCH DOCUMENTS

EVANGELII NUNTIANDI/On Evangelization in the Modern World

http://w2.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_p-vi_exh_19751208_evangelii-nuntiandi.html

Apostolic Exhortation of His Holiness Pope Paul VI:

  • Describes the essential aspects of evangelization as well as its effects on the one evangelizing and the one being evangelized.

 

Go And Make Disciples: A National Plan And Strategy For Catholic Evangelization In The United State (1990)

by Committee on Evangelization of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) 

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/evangelization/go-and-make-disciples/go-and-make-disciples-a-national-plan-and-strategy-for-catholic-evangelization-in-the-united-states.cfm

  • A Vision of Catholic Evangelization

What Is Evangelization

Why We Evangelize

How Evangelization Happens

 

DISCIPLES CALLED TO WITNESS: The New Evangelization

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/disciples-called-to-witness/

A statement by the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis

  • How often do we fail to realize that we are called to be Christ's witnesses to the world? How often do we reach out to our missing brothers and sisters by inviting them to join us at Mass or by asking why they no longer feel welcomed at Church? Did you know that through our baptism, we are called to proclaim the Good News to all people, everywhere and at all times. ….explore this website which is an interactive version of the document… [Also includes a PDF copy of the document.]

 

THE NEW EVANGELIZATION FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_doc_20120619_instrumentum-xiii_en.html

2012 Synod of Bishops

CHAPTER II: JESUS CHRIST, THE GOOD NEWS OF GOD TO HUMANITY

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_doc_20120619_instrumentum-xiii_en.html#CHAPTER_I

"Jesus himself, the Good News of God, was the very first and the greatest evangelizer."

CHAPTER II: TIME FOR A NEW EVANGELIZATION 

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_doc_20120619_instrumentum-xiii_en.html#CHAPTER_II

  “Even though proclaiming the Gospel in our day is much more complicated than in the past, the   

 Church's task is one and the same as from the very beginning.”


CARDINAL RATZINGER ON THE NEW EVANGELIZATION   

The Church always evangelizes and has never interrupted the path of evangelization. She celebrates the eucharistic mystery every day, administers the sacraments, proclaims the word of life—the Word of God, and commits herself to the causes of justice and charity. And this evangelization bears fruit: It gives light and joy, it gives the path of life to many people…However, we can see a progressive process of de-Christianization and a loss of the essential human values, which is worrisome. A large part of today's humanity does not find the Gospel in the permanent evangelization of the Church: That is to say, the convincing response to the question: How to live?   http://ewtn.com/new_evangelization/Ratzinger.htm      


SCOTT HAHN

Evangelizing  Catholics Audio Presentation, Scott Hahn (1 hour 8 min)

In this informative and dynamic presentation, Dr. Scott Hahn discusses why the New Evangelization is the greatest priority of the Church at this time, and how we are all called to share our faith. He shows how the Eucharist relates to explaining Jesus' death and resurrection, and how Blessed John Paul II's called for a New Evangelization must be based on the Eucharist.

www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org

CD $3.50/MP3 $2.50

 

Scott Hahn Resource Page for New Evangelization

http://www.scotthahn.com/newevangelization.html


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