"It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade." Mark 4: 31-32
What is the New Evangelization?
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. In a special way, the New Evangelization is focused on 're-proposing' the Gospel to those who have experienced a crisis of faith.Pope Benedict XVI called for the re-proposing of the Gospel "to those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization."1 The New Evangelization invites each Catholic to renew their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.
The New Evangelization offers hope
- Announcement of the Year of Faith October 11, 2012 - November 24, 2013: Porta Fidei
- Migration and the New Evangelization: Message for the 2012 World Day of Migrants and Refugees
- Family Life and the New Evangelization: Address to the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family
- Pontifical Council For Promoting The New Evangelization: Address To Participants in The Plenary Assembly Of The Pontifical Council For Promoting the New Evangelization
- Mass for the New Evangelization
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
- Pastoral Plan for the New Evangelization
- Advent and Christmas Resources
- Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States
- The Intellectual Tasks of the New Evangelization
- The New Evangelization and Social Justice
- The New Evangelization: Disciples on Mission in the World
- United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
- 10 Things We Want You to Know About the Catholic Faith
Videos courtesy of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Coming Soon: An Evangelization and Catechesis Committee Resource on the New Evangelization and Welcoming Catholics Home. Check back soon!
- Pope Benedict XVI, "Homily of First Vespers on the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul," The Vatican, http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/homilies/2010/documents/hf_ben-xvi_hom_20100628_vespri-pietro-paolo_en.html (accessed February 15, 2011).