Pope Francis wants an evangelizing Church in the United States, papal nuncio says
November 17, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the US since 2016, addressed the US bishops at their fall meeting.
The three sections of his address are entitled “A Missionary Church,” “Co-Responsibility for the Church,” and “A Path Forward for the Church in the United States.” Two barriers to becoming a missionary Church, the nuncio said, are a lack of “pastoral and missionary conversion,” and sin.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Nov. 18, 2022 1:35 PM ET USA
In my opinion, killing the 1962 Roman Missal is not the best way to evangelize in the U.S. Evangelization assumes expansion, didache truth, calling a sin a sin, boldly proclaiming THE WHOLE TRUTH of the Gospel, not merely the "feel good" parts. Parishes and communities that turn to the 1962 Roman Missal for liturgy have been growing ever since Pope St. John Paul II commissioned priests to offer liturgies based on it. Yes, Traditiones Custodes is a setback, but we are still here and growing.