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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.

Call to New Evangelization is universal, Cardinal Dolan says

Oct 15, 2012 - 11:30 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said at an Oct. 15 press briefing for the ongoing Synod for New Evangelization that all Catholics must witness to their faith to the modern world.

Cardinal Dolan sees hope and promise for US evangelism

Oct 12, 2012 - 04:00 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York addressed the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization at the Vatican on Oct. 11, speaking about how positive and negative aspects of life in the U.S. affect the prospects of the Catholic Church flourishing.

Anglican archbishop suggests contemplation for reaching post-Christian world

Oct 11, 2012 - 02:02 am .- Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams addressed the synod of Catholic bishops on the New Evangelization about the importance of contemplation for reaching people in a post-Christian world.

US bishop thanks Pope for approving unborn blessing

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville has personally thanked Pope Benedict XVI for the Vatican's recent approval of a new blessing for the child in the womb.

Pope 'working harder than anyone' at synod sessions

Oct 10, 2012 - 11:10 am .- Pope Benedict XVI opened the first working session of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization Oct. 9 by closely following the proceedings and issuing a call for a “renewed evangelical dynamism” in the Church.

Cardinal Dolan: Confession is the sacrament of New Evangelization

Oct 9, 2012 - 02:15 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York told the synod of bishops gathered at the Vatican that “the primary sacrament of the New Evangelization is the sacrament of penance.”

Evangelization synod aims to reverse 'tsunami of secularism'

Oct 8, 2012 - 10:42 am .- The 2012 Synod of Bishops on evangelization began its second day with a call for the Catholic Church to roll back the “tsunami of secularism” that has swept over modern society in recent decades.

Evangelization synod will be fueled by prayer

Oct 5, 2012 - 10:43 am .- A spirit of prayer will inspire the work of the forthcoming Synod of Bishops as it aims to create a roadmap for a new evangelization of historically Christian countries.

Knights leader will promote family, laity at New Evangelization synod

Sep 29, 2012 - 07:06 am .- Carl Anderson, the head of the Knights of Columbus, will focus his participation at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the role of families and the laity in the New Evangelization.

Evangelization synod participants preview their roles

Sep 26, 2012 - 04:14 am .- U.S. appointees to the upcoming bishops’ synod on the New Evangelization say the event will help advance evangelization in the world despite contemporary challenges.

Americans represented among Synod of Bishops experts

Sep 25, 2012 - 03:39 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed 10 Catholics from the United States as advisers and auditors for the forthcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome.

Key participants for new evangelization synod announced

Sep 18, 2012 - 01:51 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and 34 other clergymen were announced Sept. 18 by the Vatican as Synod Fathers for the upcoming assembly of bishops on the New Evangelization.

Blueprint for 2012 evangelization synod unveiled

Jun 19, 2012 - 04:46 pm .- The working document that will guide the deliberations of the 2012 synod of bishops on the New Evangelization has been unveiled.

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