Category Archives: Evangelii Nuntiandi

Evangelii Nuntiandi 81-82: Final Thoughts

1975 was a holy year dedicated to reconciliation, hence, this connection: 81. This then, brothers and sons and daughters, is our heartfelt plea. It echoes the voice of our brethren assembled for the Third General Assembly of the Synod of … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 80: Obstacles

We Catholics have the message. But do we have the ability to overcome the obstacles we ourselves place in front of the Gospel? 80. Our appeal here is inspired by the fervor of the greatest preachers and evangelizers, whose lives … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 79: Signs of Love

I think we can ask a fair question. Do people serve the Church for the sake of loving others as Christ did, or is the primary motivation their personal salvation? Pope Paul’s emphasis on love is not faddish. He has … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 78: Faithfulness to the Truth

The Christian believes that the Gospel provides for human liberation, peace, and a fulfillment of our destiny. This is an optimistic message as head to the concluding sections of Evangelii Nuntiandi, but they also place on all believers an important … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 77: Christian Division

Is this timely or what? 77. The power of evangelization will find itself considerably diminished if those who proclaim the Gospel are divided among themselves in all sorts of ways. Is this not perhaps one of the great sicknesses of … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 76: The Church Self-Examines

We look at ourselves, the Church, and we discern important questions: 76. Let us now consider the very persons of the evangelizers. It is often said nowadays that the present century thirsts for authenticity. Especially in regard to young people … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 75: The Role of the Holy Spirit

It should be obvious, but we can’t evangelize the world without a lot of outside help: 75. Evangelization will never be possible without the action of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit descends on Jesus of Nazareth at the moment of … Continue reading

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