Are you a Christian? Yes or No?
Write on a piece of paper the new commandment that
Christ gave us.
(Don't try to look it up. You're a Christian remember?
You should know this. Really. It's important! It makes
or should make a difference in the way you view every
person and every issue.)
Okay, got your answer?
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I say to you,
whoever believes in me will do the
works that I do,
and will do greater ones than these,..
Just so we are all clear on this, here are the thoughts of some real authorities on this question:
"Francis Cardinal George, the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, has helped to clarify these issues as he
presents his own definitions.
Primary Evangelization: The goal of primary evangelization is the transplanting of Catholicism through
missionary activity. Proclaiming the Kerygma that Jesus Christ is Lord to those who have never heard it
was the particular task of the mission ad gentes and took place outside of Christian lands which were
marked by catechesis within already established parochial and pastoral structures.
Secondary Evangelization or Re-Evangelization: through this effort, lapsed or inactive Catholics are called
to a renewed faith and a conversion that brings them new strength in their relationship to Christ and His
Church. Parish missions were often the preferred means for the conversion of the baptized. Occasionally,
missiologists also spoke of “auto-evangelization.” This was a reminder that evangelizers must themselves
be evangelized before they proclaim the Gospel.
New Evangelization: Inspired by Pope John Paul II’s beliefs and writings, this fresh effort encompasses a
post-Vatican II renewal of Church identity and mission. This new vision of evangelization integrates the
person and his/her culture, moving out from the heart of Christian proclamation to area of life seldom
recognized as terrain ripe for evangelization.
Cardinal George suggests that the New Evangelization has a specific meaning beyond the outreach to
inactive Catholics. The Holy Father has spoken of those persons, groups, and societies that were once
Christian but are no longer. The new ecclesial response must enfold Catholics who have joined other
Christian groups and non-Christian movements. The New Evangelization must address inadequate
catechetical and liturgical formation within the Catholic Church itself; it must confront the growing
secularization of professions and contemporary culture as a whole."
The New Evangelization: Building the Civilization of Love:
Now Pope Benedict XVI, began as follows:
brought to fruition and realized. Each man's fundamental question is: How will this be realized—
becoming man? How does one learn the art of living? Which is the path toward happiness?
To evangelize means: to show this path—to teach the art of living.
find the path to happiness? To read the full address, go to the EWTN website:
See also, Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclical Letter: God is Love
We are meant to work
That was and is part
of The Plan.
1 Corinthians 12:4-31
All things work together
for good, to those who
are called All things work
according to His purpose.
|Francis Cardinal George,
the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago
|It is encouraging to see that trials which seemed to us impossible to
submit to are possible to others, and that they bear them sweetly.
Their flight makes us try to soar, like nestlings taught by the elder birds,
who, though they cannot fly far at first,
little by little imitate their parents.
-Teresa of Avila