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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on October 9, 2012.
eNewsletter Subject: Let the New Evangelization Begin
Pope Benedict inaugurated the Synod on the New Evangelization on Sunday, with this homily.
Immediately before the Synod's inaugural address, the Pope declared two new doctors of the Church. In On the Culture, I summarize their lives and offer links to their major writings: New Doctors of the Church: St. Hildegard, St. John of Avila.
Many of the prelates involved in the Synod are expressing grave concern about growing secularization around the world. The dominant ecclesiastical attitude toward contemporary culture has clearly grown more critical in recent years, lending a greater urgency to evangelization. These news stories offer several examples:
- Leading prelates speak about mounting worldwide secularization
- In major synod address, Cardinal Wuerl rues secularism and poor catechesis, analyzes new evangelization
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