The New Evangelization

Following on from the teachings of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI has identified the need for a New Evangelization in the Church of the 21st century. In the Diocese of Galloway, in resonse to this call, we are looking at ways in which we might make the promotion of the New Evangelization a priority. To begin with we are hoping to publish a series of papers looking at the historical, sociological and theological foundations which underpin the subject. It is our strong conviction that only when we have a strong and clear understanding of the roots of the question can we hope to move forward with any practical ideas.

To see an initial paper offering an overview of the subject click on the New Evangelization buttton below.

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Background Reading for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi

Pope John Paul II, Novo Millennio Ineunte


Lineamenta for the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization

Click on the link button below to see the document produced in preparation for the next Synod of Bishops which will be looking at the subject of the New Evangelization

Address of Pope Benedict to the New Council on Evangelization

Click on the link button to read the pope's adddress to the members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, who were meeting for the Council's first plenary assembly in Rome.