Category Archives: evangelization

On Christ The King

  A facebook friend mused about clergy referencing the instituting of yesterday’s feast. It must have been in the air, since two of the four homilists I heard this past weekend, did mention bits about 1925. I’m sure I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Aparecida 553-554: Mary and Jesus

At the end, a plea for intercession to Mary, recognizing our common ground. She, as a pilgrim to Elizabeth. And we, joining with her in that most human of experiences, the journey from shadows to light, drawing closer to God … Continue reading

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Aparecida 552: Recovering Fervor

552. Let us thus recover our fervor of spirit. Let us preserve the delightful and comforting joy of evangelizing, even when it is in tears that we must sow. How timely a thought, that we are in a season of scandal … Continue reading

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Aparecida 551: A Continental Mission

We’ve heard this theme, the notion that some efforts of faith, especially that of evangelization, must be tackled on a continental scale. 551. This missionary awakening in the form of a Continental Mission, the fundamental lines of which have been … Continue reading

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Aparecida 550: A Mission To Engage The Whole Flock

Today, Pope Benedict’s message to the Aparecida bishops: 550. It is Pope Benedict XVI himself who has invited us to “a mission of evangelization capable of engaging all the vital energies present in this immense flock,” which is the people … Continue reading

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Aparecida 549: Strengthening Faith

Stuck in our buildings, and in an era of Christian mediocrity, what shall we do? Believers are in need of the evangelical experience themselves. They are the first target: 549. In order to become a Church full of drive and … Continue reading

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Aparecida 548: The Need For A New Pentecost

A few themes are recalled here. First, the suggestion that the Church is mostly in a waiting phase. We have lost the impulse for evangelization. We no longer trust the message of the Gospel can sustain that first century effectiveness. … Continue reading

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