Saturday, October 20, 2012

Snapshots from the Bishop's Synod on the New Evangelization

The Synod of Bishops on The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith is continuing its work in Rome through all of next week, concluding on October 28. Vatican Radio has some photographs on its Facebook page providing a nice insider's look on the bishops and Pope in the Synod hall.

On Wednesday, October 17, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and Relator General for the Synod on the New Evangelization, provided a report on the discussion thus far at the Synod:
For the past several weeks, we have listened attentively to the reflections on what the New Evangelization means and how the Church might best address concerns that have led to this call by our Holy Father for a New Evangelization. . . . These following reflections are intended in some way to help the discussion in the language groups (circoli minori) as they prepare propositions to offer to the Holy Father at the conclusion of our work. With these observations I also include a number of points for development.

In this relatio, I will summarize some of the observations presented under the following headings:
1. The Nature of the New Evangelization;
2. The Context of the Church’s Ministry Today;
3. Pastoral Responses to the Circumstances of Our Day; and
4. Agents / Participants of the New Evangelization.
Read the rest of Cardinal Wuerl's report at Zenit News Service.

Below is a video report about Cardinal Wuerl and the Synod. Please note that sometimes there may be a delay in the video loading from YouTube to your browser.

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