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Evangelization blocked by our own 'hesitancy' to convert

Aug 7, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- The biggest obstacle to the success of the New Evangelization is the reluctance of individual Catholics to let themselves be converted by the faith, according to Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.

World needs courageous Christian missionaries, Pope says

Aug 6, 2013 - 10:09 am .- Pope Francis delivered a strong call to Christians to share the faith in his message for World Mission Day, saying that in today’s troubled world “it is necessary to proclaim courageously and in every situation, the Gospel of Christ.”

Use media to spread Gospel, Catholic Voices head says

Aug 5, 2013 - 05:09 pm .- Catholics should see the secular media as an opportunity to evangelize and more effectively reach “people who need heroes and need the Gospel,” said the head of a Catholic communications organization.

Priest's new video series links evangelization with beauty

Jul 10, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Father Robert Barron, rector of Mundelein Seminary outside of Chicago, has produced a new video series emphasizing the primacy of beauty in drawing people to Christ.

Archbishop Chaput: Catholics should live their faith 'all in'

Jun 24, 2013 - 06:05 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has called on Catholics to be “active witnesses” of their faith, taking inspiration from the 17th century missionary Blessed Junipero Serra.

Movie aims to spark religious discernment for women

Jun 22, 2013 - 02:01 pm .- A new film sprung from the recently launched Imagine Sisters movement in the U.S. hopes to portray the beauty and joy of religious life and inspire young women to consider religious vocations.

Pope's mission app launch spreads Gospel

May 17, 2013 - 11:30 am .- With the touch of an iPad, Pope Francis became the first pontiff to unlock a new smartphone application and expanded the Church’s footprint in the digital world.

Pope points mission societies toward young churches

May 17, 2013 - 09:58 am .- Pope Francis met this afternoon with the directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies and encouraged them to help “the young churches” that operate in difficult and sometimes hostile circumstances.

Church movements bringing 50,000 more than Vatican expected

May 15, 2013 - 10:45 am .- The attendance response to a Pentecost weekend event for Church movements has exceeded the Vatican’s expectations by 50,000 people.

Marriage is critical for cultural evangelization, bishop stresses

May 10, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- The love of a married couple offers a crucial witness needed for evangelization in the modern world, said Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs in a recent Washington, D.C., talk.

Bishop Rey reflects on Pope's liturgy, evangelization connection

Apr 29, 2013 - 07:17 am .- Pope Francis understands the important role the liturgy plays in the New Evangelization and combines it with his own style to communicate the grace of God, says Bishop Dominique Rey.

Church will benefit from Latin America's evangelization history

Apr 26, 2013 - 12:24 pm .- Before meeting with the first Latin American Pope on Thursday, Colombian Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gomez said the South American Church will help the universal Church with its rich history of evangelization.

Without evangelization Church becomes babysitter, Pope warns

Apr 18, 2013 - 09:47 am .- If Catholics do not proclaim Jesus with their lives, then the Church becomes “not the mother, but the babysitter,” Pope Francis cautioned in a homily and a separate letter to his brother bishops in Argentina.

Author calls for US 'Catholic subculture' to regain identity

Apr 18, 2013 - 12:02 am .- To counter decades of Catholics becoming absorbed into secular American culture, noted author and journalist Russell Shaw is proposing a new Catholic “subculture” committed to evangelization.

Vatican plans huge pro-life, evangelization gathering

Apr 15, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- A major highlight for the Year of Faith will be a two-day celebration in Rome on the Church’s teaching about the dignity of life and how it fits with the New Evangelization.

Dominican sisters witness through Bible game show appearance

Mar 17, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Three religious sisters are participating in a unique evangelization effort by competing on a Bible trivia game show in hopes of supporting their community.

Pope tells cardinals: discover new ways to evangelize

Mar 15, 2013 - 10:17 am .- Pope Francis urged the College of Cardinals to courageously persevere in finding new ways to evangelize.

Confession key to Church renewal, Cardinal Wuerl reflects

Mar 11, 2013 - 04:29 pm .- In a March 10 homily in Rome, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C. emphasized the importance of the sacrament of confession in liberating the faithful and leading them back to God.

Screenwriter: without beauty, media fails to evangelize

Mar 5, 2013 - 04:05 am .- The Catholic Church needs to “set the example of beauty” in evangelizing society through media rather than existing as an isolated sub-culture, says screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi.

CNA launches blog in time for papal conclave

Mar 1, 2013 - 02:26 pm .- Catholic News Agency is announcing the launch of its new blog on March 1, in time to provide enhanced coverage of the papal conclave that will elect the new Pope, as well as future Church news.

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