Denver, Colo., Sep 26, 2012 / 03:14 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.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said the synod is especially important because "each of us is called by our baptism to tell the world about Jesus and about the joy of believing in him."
"Jesus is the answer to every question in every human heart, yet communicating this simple but profound truth in today's world can often be a challenging task," said Archbishop Gomez, the only U.S. bishop appointed to the synod's Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly.
The synod's general assembly will gather together about 200 bishops at the Vatican Oct. 7-28 to consult with the Pope. The synod's working document stresses the need for "new tools and new forms of expression to make the Word of God more understandable in the life of modern man."