New campaign launched to evangelize the Catholic faith
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Catholics must not be afraid to speak out about their faith, says a new national campaign that will be launched across England and Wales this month.

“All of us are being challenged to reflect and think again about the witness that we give to Christ on a daily basis,” said Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham, who is spearheading the campaign.

“Do not be afraid to spiritually 'die to self', so as to celebrate, proclaim and live your faith.”
The campaign will be launched officially on Home Mission Sunday, Sept. 17, reported The Universe. It encourages Catholics to daily engage in charitable acts, speak about their faith, pray, and share their time and talents.

“In this way God can do his evangelizing work in and through us,” said Msgr. Keith Barltrop, director of the Catholic Agency to Support Evangelization (CASE).

CASE has sent more than 4,000 resource packs to every parish and religious house in England and Wales. Each pack includes a poster, children’s liturgy materials, an evangelization resources catalogue and an Evangelization Directory, The Universe said.

The directory contains more than 250 entries on the diocese, welcoming people back to the faith, materials for young people, and web links. It is also available online.
The campaign has the full backing of the Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, archbishop of Westminster and primate of the Church in England and Wales.

“Jesus Christ was not afraid to proclaim who He was and to share His message in a loving and respectful way with all those that He met, even if it led to suffering, rejection and death,” the cardinal said. “In these times, as a Catholic community, we too must, in our own and very different ways, do the same. 

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Pope Francis in the Philippines: Manila Welcomes the Pope
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Highlights
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Interview with Cardinal Ranjith
Pope Francis in SriLanka: Inter-religious Faith Meeting
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day

Liturgical Calendar

January 26, 2015

Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mk 3:22-30


Daily Readings

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »


Homily of the Day

Mk 3:22-30