Category Archives: Evangelii Nuntiandi

Evangelii Nuntiandi 74: Interior Attitudes

Pope Paul begins to address the final theme of this document. We’re not talking about specifics. There are no programs. No vetted speakers. No founding of schools or internet sites, and no special “year” is being called. I think there’s … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 73: Lay Ecclesial Ministries

Lay people are everywhere, including laboring with the clergy with their God-given charisms: 73. Hence the active presence of the laity in the temporal realities takes on all its importance. One cannot, however, neglect or forget the other dimension: the … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 72: Young People

This was a focus of the last pope: Catholic youth. 72. Circumstances invite us to make special mention of the young. Their increasing number and growing presence in society and likewise the problems assailing them should awaken in every one … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 71: The Role of the Family

The domestic Church also has a role to play in spreading the Good News: 71. One cannot fail to stress the evangelizing action of the family in the evangelizing apostolate of the laity. At different moments in the Church’s history … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 70: The Role of the Laity

Evangelization by the laity is as varied as the gifts men, women, and children bring to the practice of their faith: 70. Lay people, whose particular vocation places them in the midst of the world and in charge of the … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 69: The Role of Those in Religious Life

Women and men in religious life have a role to play: 69. Religious, for their part, find in their consecrated life a privileged means of effective evangelization. At the deepest level of their being they are caught up in the … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 68: Bishops and Pastors

Bishops recently convened for a few weeks to discuss the “new evangelization.” Does that square with Church teaching on their role? Let’s see what Pope Paul said about it: 68. In union with the Successor of Peter, the bishops, who … Continue reading

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