Evangelization will never be possible without the action of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit descends on Jesus of Nazareth at the moment of His. , el papa Pablo VI publicó la exhortación apostólica Evangelii Nuntiandi. resurrección gloriosa” Evangelii Nuntiandi describe los aspectos esenciales. Vi, nato giovanni battista enrico antonio maria montini. Evangelii nuntiandi english pdf apostolic exhortation of pope paul vi promulgated on december 8,

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It frequently remains at the level of forms of worship not involving a true acceptance by faith.

After beatification the person receives the title Blessed. On the one hand, on the part of the evangelizers themselves, there has been the temptation for various reasons to narrow down the field of their missionary activity.

Saint Gregory the Great, Homil. Let us now consider the very persons of the evangelizers. On the contrary the Church holds that these multitudes have the right to know the riches of the mystery of Christ[76] – riches in which we believe that the whole of humanity can find, in unsuspected fullness, everything rvangelii it is gropingly searching for concerning God, man and his destiny, life and death, and truth.

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Thus it has been possible to define evangelization in terms of proclaiming Christ to those who do not know Him, of preaching, of catechesis, of conferring Baptism and the other sacraments. The Church considers it to be undoubtedly important to build up structures which are more human, more just, more respectful of the rights of the person and less oppressive and less enslaving, but she is conscious that the best structures and the most idealized systems soon become inhuman if the inhuman inclinations of the human heart are not made wholesome, if those who live in these structures or who rule them do not undergo a conversion of heart and of outlook.

They could not, without a misuse of terms, be called ecclesial communautes de base, even if while being hostile to the hierarchy, they claim to remain within the unity of the Church. Other questions will arise, deeper and more demanding ones, questions evoked by this witness which involves presence, sharing, solidarity, and which is an essential element, and generally the first one, in evangelization. In other regions, on the other hand, communautes de base come together in a spirit of bitter criticism of the Church, which they are quick to stigmatize as “institutional” and to which they set themselves Up in opposition as charismatic communities, free from structures and inspired only by the Gospel.

I think many are searching, seeking, and longing.


Techniques of evangelization are good, but even the most advanced ones could not replace the gentle action of the Spirit. This includes ourself as Pastor of the universal Church, our brother bishops at the head of the individual Churches, priests and deacons united with their bishops and whose assistants they are, by a communion which has its source in the sacrament of Orders and in the charity of the Church.

As we said recently to a group of lay people, “Modern man listens more willingly to espaop than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it evanvelii because they are witnesses.

The phenomenon of the non practicing is a very ancient one in the history of Christianity; it is the result of a natural weakness, a profound inconsistency which we unfortunately bear deep within us.

The Second Vatican Council states clearly and emphatically that this division “damages the most holy cause of preaching the Gospel to all men, and it impedes many from embracing the faith. The latter plan touches the very concrete situations of injustice to be combated and of justice to espall restored.

She puts on their lips the saving Word, she explains to them the message of which she herself is the depositary, she gives them the mandate which she herself has received and she sends them out to preach. But above all it is necessary to be convinced of this and to devote oneself to it with love. One cannot fail to stress the evangelizing action of the family in the evangelizing apostolate of the laity. On the one hand one is forced to note in the very heart of this contemporary world the phenomenon which is becoming almost its most striking characteristic: What are espqol, and why should they be the special beneficiaries of evangelization and at the same time evangelizers themselves?

10 Amazing similarities between Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis

The observation that the Church has been sent out and given a mandate to evangelize the world should awaken in us two convictions. An adherence to the truths which the Lord in His mercy has revealed; still more, an adherence to a program of life – a life henceforth transformed – which He proposes.

Hand in hand with this atheistic secularism, we are daily faced, under the most diverse forms, with a consumer society, the pursuit of pleasure set up as the supreme value, a desire for power and domination, and discrimination of every kind: And, as we said at the end of the last Synod, they will be a hope for the universal Church to the extent: They have taught generations of people how to pray.

From this flows the second conviction: Today however it shows certain new characteristics. They feel with it and suffer very deeply within themselves when, in the name of theories which they do not understand, they are forced to accept a Church deprived of this universality, a regionalist Church, with no horizon.


Nevertheless she reaffirms the primacy of her spiritual vocation and refuses to replace the proclamation of the kingdom by the proclamation of forms of human liberation- she even states that her contribution to liberation is incomplete if she neglects to proclaim salvation in Jesus Christ.

This is why evangelization involves an explicit message, adapted to the different situations constantly being realized, about the rights and duties of every human being, about family life without which personal growth and development is hardly possible,[60] about life in society, about international life, peace, justice and development- a message especially energetic today about liberation.

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Being animated by the conviction, ceaselessly deepened, of the greatness and riches of the Word of God, those who have the mission of transmitting it must give the maximum attention to the dignity, precision and adaptation of their language.

Especially in regard to young people it is said that they have a horror of the artificial or false and that they are searching above all for truth and honesty.

Why are they like this? AAS 56p. The witness that the Lord gives of Himself and that Saint Luke gathered together in his Gospel – “I must proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God”[12] – without doubt has evangeli consequences, for it sums up the whole mission of Jesus: Its depth is closely connected to the spirit of detachment of the believer and his or her ability to preserve a generous and simple heart.

10 Amazing similarities between Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis

For in its totality, evangelization – over and above the preaching of a message – consists in the implantation of the Church, which does not exist without the driving force which is the sacramental life culminating in the Eucharist. Notify me of new posts via email. But I also think that Pope Paul missed a vital piece. Do you live what you believe?

In fact, the pope who closed the Second Vatican Council will be canonized by Francis on October 14, in a ceremony in St. In the Church’s evangelizing activity there are of course certain elements and aspects to be specially insisted on.