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Cardinal Donal Wuerl speaks at the Catholic Information Center Nov. 5, 2012.

Cardinal Wuerl says all Catholics called to personal conversion

All Catholics are called to participate in the New Evangelization by renewing their own faith so that they can witness... Read more

Cardinal-elect Luis Antonio Tagle at Rome's Pontifical Filipino College on October 29, 2012.

Evangelization more than strategy, cardinal-designate says

A new cardinal-desginate said he was encouraged by the recent bishops' synod in Rome, which emphasized an encounter with the... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the closing Mass of the Synod for the New Evangelization Oct 28, 2012.

Faith overcomes spiritual blindness, Pope says at synod close

At a Mass on Sunday closing the bishops' synod on the new evangelization, the Pope reflected on the need for... Read more

A session of the Synod on the New Evangelization, October 12, 2012.

Evangelization synod hits optimistic note in message to faithful

The synod of bishops on the New Evangelization released a “message to people of God” Oct. 26, emphasizing hope in... Read more


Violence postpones papal delegation to Syria

The Vatican Secretary of State told the synod on the New Evangelization that the planned peace mission to Syria will... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia celebrates Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct 20, 2012.

Archbishop Chaput links new saints with New Evangelization

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia believes that the seven saints who were canonized by Pope Benedict Oct. 21 should... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez speaks with CNA on Oct. 18, 2012 outside the Pope Paul VI Hall.

LA archbishop thinks best ways to reach youth are often old ones

The New Evangelization needs to reach out to young people using every means available, new and old, Archbishop Jose H.... Read more

Cardinal Wuerl speaks at the Oct. 12, 2012 session of the Synod on New Evangelization in Vatican City.

Synod Fathers calling for 'a new Pentecost,' says Cardinal Wuerl

Mixing old with new, a progress report on the synod of bishops on the New Evangelization was delivered in Latin,... Read more

One of the Oct. 10, 2012 sessions at the Synod on Evangelisation in Vatican City.

Renewing Ireland requires giving youth hope and truth, bishops say

Ireland’s delegation to the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization presented ways to re-evangelize a country shaken by abuse... Read more


Saints are example for how to evangelize, Cardinal Amato says

The head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints declared saints the “indispensable protagonists” of the New Evangelization, which... Read more

Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson.

Cardinal apologizes for video perceived as calling Christians to arms

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Peace and Justice, has apologized for rankling brother bishops with... Read more

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

Pope believes Christianity will rekindle in Europe

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

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

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

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury.

Anglican archbishop suggests contemplation for reaching post-Christian world

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

Screenshot of the Synod of Bishops for the New Evangelization.

US bishop thanks Pope for approving unborn blessing

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville has personally thanked Pope Benedict XVI for the Vatican's recent approval of a new... 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

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

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'

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

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