With the start of this Year of Faith last week, we are going to be hearing a number of words and phrases again and again. One of them is new evangelization. To get to the heart of what this phrase means and what it looks like, stay tuned during the rest of this week for resources, quotes and materials on it. (And, if you happen to be in your 20s or 30s, come on out to next month’s Theology on Tap. I’ll be there to share how to share the good news with joy and swagger. It is on Thursday, October 25th from 7:00 – 9:00pm!)
To get us started on the learning, let’s hear some words from our Holy Father as quoted by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, who is the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization:
The faith has to be thought out and especially lived out today in a way which is new, in order to become something which belongs to the present. But it is not the dilution of the faith which helps us here, but only living the faith fully in our world today.
To help further your excitement on this topic, watch this great interview with Fr. Robert Barron posted today on the 7 qualities of a new evangelizer. His six-minute explanation is succinct, beautiful and motivating.
As for the GIVEAWAY, enter a comment on this post sharing which point you found to be most enlightening or inspiring and you will be entered to win a set of two books that you can use to help you spread the good news! To be eligible for the giveaway, enter your comment by 11:59pm CST on Thursday, October 18th!
Go out there and work on becoming a new evangelizer today! You’ll be in my prayers. – Lindsay
UPDATE: Thank you so much to Lisa, Doug and Michelle for participating in the first of many GIVEAWAYS on the blog. Below is the photo of the official drawing.
Congratulations Michelle! You’ll be receiving your books soon.