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Bishop George Pallipparambil presents the New Testament in Wancho to a parishioner at the Chrism Mass, March 27, 2015.

As Amazon synod nears end, conversations will affect situations elsewhere

Oct 25, 2019

By Matt Hadro

As the Amazon Synod considers the evangelization—and exploitation—of indigenous Amazonian tribes, the conversation reflects as well on what is happening... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience Oct. 23, 2019.

Pope Francis: Synodality brought pagans to 'reject idolatry'

Oct 23, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the first Christian evangelization of the pagans opened up “a very lively controversy” as the... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for World Missionary Day Oct. 20, 2019.

On World Mission Day, pope urges Catholics to share Christ's love with all

Oct 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Jesus Christ desires that all people know him and his love, and every Catholic has the mission of sharing this... Read more

Bishop Dom Adriano Ciocca Vasino of São Félix, Brazil.

Bishop in Brazil says he will ordain women to diaconate if pope permits it

Oct 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

A bishop participating in the Vatican’s Amazon Synod said Saturday he would ordain women in his communities as deacons if... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 2, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is essential to evangelization

Oct 2, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Guidance by the Holy Spirit is integral to sharing the Gospel with others and bringing them to Christ, Pope Francis... Read more

Online Japanese Catholics are looking for a digital shepherd

Sep 29, 2019

In the age of mass communication, the Catholic Church is finding previously unimagined opportunities for evangelization – namely, over the... Read more

Pope Francis.

Evangelization is about helping people know God's love, Pope Francis says

Sep 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Evangelization means first helping people to know God and to know his immense love for them, which is done in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the German bishop during their ad limina visit at the Vatican, Nov. 20, 2015.

'The situation is dramatic': on the papal letter to Catholics in Germany

Jul 2, 2019

Monsignor Michael Fuchs, vicar general of the Diocese of Regensburg, has published a reflection on the letter Pope Francis has... Read more

Pope Francis meets with German bishops during their ad limina visit Nov. 20, 2015.

Pope Francis tells German Catholics to focus on evangelization

Jun 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis sent a 28-page letter to Catholics in Germany Saturday calling for a focus on evangelization in the face... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki.

German cardinal thanks Pope Francis for his letter’s call to conversion

Jun 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

German Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki thanked Pope Francis for ‘fearlessly’ calling Catholics in Germany to be a missionary church in... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

It's time to fight for holiness, Bishop Barron tells 2019 Catholic grads

May 15, 2019

Contemporary America is “mission territory,” and young Catholics must step up to respond to the twin crises of Church corruption... Read more

Pope Francis waves in St. Peter's Square May 8, 2019.

The world needs new evangelizers, Pope Francis says

May 8, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Like Saints Cyril and Methodius shared the Gospel with the Slavic people in the 9th century, today the world is... Read more

Artist: Gerard van Honthorst. Public Domain.

How one diocese is inviting people back to the Church this Christmas

Dec 6, 2018

By Perry West

As part of a recent evangelization outreach, the Archdiocese of Detroit is launching a Christmas campaign to welcome Catholics who... Read more

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Curtis Martin focused on 'Making Missionary Disciples'

Sep 27, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

In a new book, evangelist Curtis Martin offers a plan to help equip the next "generation" of Christian disciples for... Read more

Manrique with local children in Ethiopia.

Journalist-turned-missionary finds happiness in evangelization

Aug 21, 2018

Belén Manrique had a promising career in journalism, surrounded by good friends and family. But at age 30, she left... Read more

Sair Del Toro. Courtesy photo.

Meet Sair Del Toro: Hispanic evangelist extraordinaire

Jun 24, 2018

By Mary Farrow

If you ask Sair del Toro to tell you her story, she tells you the stories of other people. Women... Read more

The delegations from Africa and Germany in the garden of the apostolic nunciature in Antananarivo, Madagascar, May 2018.

German, African bishops affirm continued need to evangelize

Jun 5, 2018

During a meeting last month between representatives of the bishops of Africa and Germany discussing integral human development, both groups... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis: In missionary work, prayer comes first

May 28, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Every Christian is called to be a missionary through prayer, working in collaboration with the Holy Spirit, who gives prayer... Read more

Daniel Mattson.

‘The most welcoming place’ - How the Church can reach out to the LGBT community

May 23, 2018

By Elise Harris

Daniel Mattson is accustomed to talking about same-sex attraction. He’s written a book on the subject, and he speaks to... Read more

Mexican bishops unveil pastoral plan to prepare for major anniversaries

May 16, 2018

The bishops of Mexico have announced a pastoral project to strengthen the country’s Christian identity in preparation for major anniversaries... Read more