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A shot from an Oct. 12, 2012 session of the Synod on Evangelization.

Pope believes Christianity will rekindle in Europe

Oct 16, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI granted a rare interview to the creators of a documentary in which he said that he is... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the Synod on Evangelization, Oct. 10, 2012.

Call to New Evangelization is universal, Cardinal Dolan says

Oct 15, 2012

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said at an Oct. 15 press briefing for the ongoing Synod for New Evangelization that all... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan speaks at a press conference during the 2012 Spring Assembly for the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference.

Cardinal Dolan sees hope and promise for US evangelism

Oct 12, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York addressed the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization at the Vatican on Oct.... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez gives the homily during the opening Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman -

Archbishop Gomez's first pastoral letter details evangelization plans

Oct 12, 2012

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has written his first pastoral letter to his archdiocese, invoking the Catholic history of... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI blesses pilgrims at the Oct. 11, 2012 opening Mass for the Year of Faith.

Pope opens Year of Faith, calls for return to Vatican II documents

Oct 11, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI opened the Year of Faith in Rome with a call for a new evangelization rooted in an... Read more

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury.

Anglican archbishop suggests contemplation for reaching post-Christian world

Oct 11, 2012

Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams addressed the synod of Catholic bishops on the New Evangelization about the importance of... Read more

A screenshot of the Oct. 9 session of Synod of Bishops for the New Evangelization.

Pope 'working harder than anyone' at synod sessions

Oct 10, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI opened the first working session of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization Oct. 9 by... Read more

A screenshot of the Synod of Bishops for the New Evangelization being held at the Vatican.

Cardinal Dolan: Confession is the sacrament of New Evangelization

Oct 9, 2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York told the synod of bishops gathered at the Vatican that “the primary sacrament of... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl speaks at an Oct. 8, 2012 press conference for the synod on the New Evangelization.

Evangelization synod aims to reverse 'tsunami of secularism'

Oct 8, 2012

The 2012 Synod of Bishops on evangelization began its second day with a call for the Catholic Church to roll... Read more

Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, speaks to the press in November 2010.

Evangelization synod will be fueled by prayer

Oct 5, 2012

A spirit of prayer will inspire the work of the forthcoming Synod of Bishops as it aims to create a... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on a pastoral visit to Loreto screenshot.

Pope entrusts Year of Faith, evangelization synod to Mary

Oct 4, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI made a one-day pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Loreto in Italy to entrust the forthcoming Synod... Read more

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson.

Knights leader will promote family, laity at New Evangelization synod

Sep 29, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Carl Anderson, the head of the Knights of Columbus, will focus his participation at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on... Read more

A view of the Middle East synod.

Evangelization synod participants preview their roles

Sep 26, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

U.S. appointees to the upcoming bishops’ synod on the New Evangelization say the event will help advance evangelization in the... Read more

Cardinal Francis Arinze speaks with CNA on Sept. 18, 2012 at the Bonfils Hall in Denver, Colo.

Cardinal Arinze says evangelization needs acts of charity

Sep 20, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal Francis Arinze said Sept. 18 that evangelization is at the center of the Church’s mission and that acts of... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI makes his way through St. Peter's Basilica in July 2012.

Pope charges new bishops to boldly proclaim the faith

Sep 20, 2012

Pope Benedict called on a group of newly-consecrated bishops to boldly present the Gospel to everyone, so that they encounter... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila blesses the new facilities of the Augustine Institute Sept. 13, 2012 in Denver, Colo.

Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus

Sep 18, 2012

By Peter Zelasko, Kevin J. Jones

On Sept. 13, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver opened a new chapter in the history of the Augustine Institute... Read more

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.

New archbishop says Scotland's re-evangelization rooted in Christ

Sep 10, 2012

The new Archbishop of Glasgow used his inaugural homily to propose a vision for the re-evangelization of Scotland, which he... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Don't squander your faith, Pope urges young Churches

Sep 7, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says that the most newly evangelized parts of the world now have to pass on the gift... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square, April 18, 2012.

Pope calls on lay Africans to evangelize their continent

Sep 7, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has called upon lay Catholics to evangelize Africa, the “continent of hope.”  Read more


Capuchins to examine challenges of evangelizing secular societies

Aug 27, 2012

The Capuchin Franciscan religious order is celebrating its General Chapter in Rome this month and is focusing on the challenges... Read more