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Pope expected to have 1 million Twitter followers by launch

Dec 6, 2012 - 10:54 am .- The Pontifical Council for Social Communications is expecting one million total followers in eight languages when Pope Benedict issues his first tweet on Dec. 12.

Evangelization, societal challenges will be focus of Americas summit

Dec 4, 2012 - 01:15 pm .- Church leaders from North, Central and South America are meeting in Rome to discuss the New Evangelization across the region and discover how the Church can respond to shared societal problems.

Pope asks young to heed Jesus' missonary call

Nov 16, 2012 - 11:43 am .- In anticipation of next July’s World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Benedict XVI is challenging young Catholics to be courageous missionaries to their peers.

Pope: World's spiritual poverty heightens need for Christian unity

Nov 15, 2012 - 12:38 pm .- Christians must not allow their divisions to keep them from working together to evangelize a world enduring a “crisis of faith,” Pope Benedict XVI told the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.

Pope's representative calls on US Church for New Evangelization

Nov 13, 2012 - 04:00 am .- The Church in the United States and its bishops should play a major role in the New Evangelization by presenting the gospel values they maintain amidst a secular culture, the Pope’s representative to the U.S. said.

Cardinal Dolan calls bishops to conversion at annual meeting

Nov 12, 2012 - 12:12 pm .- The mission of evangelization, which is critical to the calling of every bishop, must begin with penance and interior renewal, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops' conference.

Bloggers see opportunity in social media for Catholic Church

Nov 12, 2012 - 10:49 am .- The rapidly developing world of social media provides new and critically important venues for Church leaders to reach out and connect with people in a digital way, according to panelists at a Nov. 11 dialogue.

Plans emerge for Pope's personal Twitter account

Nov 9, 2012 - 01:58 pm .- Just after holding the synod on the New Evangelization, Vatican officials say that Pope Benedict XVI will start his own Twitter account.

Cardinal Wuerl says all Catholics called to personal conversion

Nov 7, 2012 - 12:04 am .- All Catholics are called to participate in the New Evangelization by renewing their own faith so that they can witness to those around them, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

Pope urges Argentineans to renew zeal for faith

Nov 1, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI sent a message to participants in an Argentinean conference on evangelization, encouraging them to promote the growth of the faith in their country.

Evangelization more than strategy, cardinal-designate says

Oct 30, 2012 - 05:02 pm .- A new cardinal-desginate said he was encouraged by the recent bishops' synod in Rome, which emphasized an encounter with the risen Christ as the basis of all evangelization.

Evangelization synod hits optimistic note in message to faithful

Oct 26, 2012 - 12:59 pm .- The synod of bishops on the New Evangelization released a “message to people of God” Oct. 26, emphasizing hope in the face of an increasingly secular culture, because Christ promises salvation.

Archbishop Chaput links new saints with New Evangelization

Oct 22, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia believes that the seven saints who were canonized by Pope Benedict Oct. 21 should serve as models for bringing the Gospel to the modern world, and that Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in particular should be an example for young people.

Pro-life activist encourages witnessing in difficult situations

Oct 19, 2012 - 04:24 am .- Witnessing to the Catholic faith can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the situation, but they all must be founded on authenticity, love and prayer, pro-life advocate Jeanne Monahan said in a talk for Theology on Tap.

LA archbishop thinks best ways to reach youth are often old ones

Oct 19, 2012 - 12:02 am .- The New Evangelization needs to reach out to young people using every means available, new and old, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles says.

Synod Fathers calling for 'a new Pentecost,' says Cardinal Wuerl

Oct 18, 2012 - 11:08 am .- Mixing old with new, a progress report on the synod of bishops on the New Evangelization was delivered in Latin, the ancient language of the Church.

Renewing Ireland requires giving youth hope and truth, bishops say

Oct 18, 2012 - 12:13 am .- Ireland’s delegation to the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization presented ways to re-evangelize a country shaken by abuse scandals, undermined by poor catechesis and assaulted by secularism.

Saints are example for how to evangelize, Cardinal Amato says

Oct 17, 2012 - 11:24 am .- The head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints declared saints the “indispensable protagonists” of the New Evangelization, which is the focus of the ongoing synod in Rome.

Cardinal apologizes for video perceived as calling Christians to arms

Oct 16, 2012 - 02:13 pm .- Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Peace and Justice, has apologized for rankling brother bishops with a video making alarmist predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe.

Pope believes Christianity will rekindle in Europe

Oct 16, 2012 - 11:36 am .- Pope Benedict XVI granted a rare interview to the creators of a documentary in which he said that he is “convinced” that “there will also be a new springtime for Christianity” in Europe.

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