More Benedict a la carte…Lisa Graas is excited about this & we should be too!
Ubicumque et Semper, “Everywhere and Always”, Published for the New Evangelization
Pope Benedict XVI has published the long-awaited apostolic letter Ubicumque et Semper, “Everywhere and Always”, establishing the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization. It lays the groundwork for the New Evanglization of Western nations, something that is sorely needed in these troubling times. Below is the press release from the Vatican press office with excerpts from Ubicumque et Semper. I’m especially excited about the new catechism and its promotion, the highlighted role of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, and the recommendations that will be coming down in regard to the use of new media. (Yay!) Below this release is a video report from Rome Reports.
VATICAN CITY, 12 OCT 2010 (VIS) – Given below are extracts of “Ubicumque et semper”, the Apostolic Letter “Motu Proprio data” by which Benedict XVI establishes the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation.
“The Church has the duty to announce the Gospel of Jesus Christ always and everywhere. … Over history this mission has assumed new forms and methods, depending on place, situation and historical moment. In our own time, one of its most singular characteristics has been that of having to measure itself against the phenomenon of abandonment of the faith, which has become progressively more evident in societies and cultures that were, for centuries, impregnated with the Gospel.
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