Vatican City, Oct 15, 2012 / 10:30 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.
"(T)he universal call to the New Evangelization … is a charge from which no one can escape if one takes discipleship and Catholic identity seriously," said Cardinal Dolan. "I would see in it the emphasis that we're all in it together, folks."
He also stressed the importance of humility in achieving this mission, especially among the clergy.
"To be humble is not just a pastoral strategy but an evangelical demand," he said. "Sometimes we bishops haven't been. If we're going to be renewed and converted to Jesus Christ, we need to be humble. But also it's honey, in a way. It attracts people when they see humble bishops."