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Vatican spokesman: Pope is offering ‘new ABCs for proclaiming the faith’

September 14, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communication, writes that Pope Francis in Slovakia is upholding “the example of a creative Church, much like the saints of these lands, Cyril and Methodius, who invented a new alphabet to communicate the faith to the people.”

“Finding new ‘alphabets,’ or ‘ABCs’ for proclaiming the Gospel, without nostalgia for a bygone era, is the most urgent task for the churches among the peoples of Europe,” Tornielli added.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 14, 2021 10:42 PM ET USA

    "...nostalgia for a bygone era." A repeating theme in the Vatican. In whose world does this "nostalgia" exist? Maybe in schismatic groups that exist outside of full communion with the canonical Church. But not in my travels across this country in FSSP, Institute of Christ the King, and Eastern-rite parishes, i.e., parishes in full communion with the canonical Church. The notion of a "nostalgia for a bygone era" is a strawman, a fantasy of an uninformed, ignorant, confused mind or even worldview.