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Evangelii Nuntiandi: On Evangelization in the Modern World
Evangelii nuntiandi (Evangelization in the Modern World) is an apostolic exhortation issued on 8 December 1975 by Pope Paul VI on the theme of Catholic evangelization. Evangelii nuntiandi is Latin and derives its name from the first words of the text: Evangelii nuntiandi studium nostrae aetatis hominibus. ("The effort to proclaim the Gospel to the men of our time.") The ex ...more
Paperback, 70 pages
Published December 1st 1975 by United States Catholic Conference
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“The question is undoubtedly a delicate one. Evangelization loses much of its force and effectiveness if it does not take into consideration the actual people to whom it is addressed, if it does not use their language, their signs and symbols, if it does not answer the questions they ask, and if it does not have an impact on their concrete life. But on the other hand evangelization risks losing its power and disappearing altogether if one empties or adulterates its content under the pretext of t ...more
I hadn't read this apostolic exhortation before & didn't realize that, at least as a writer, Paul VI was able to articulate in a direct & fresh way some very sound & scripturally-based ideas on sharing the Good News, highly expressive of the ideas of the 2nd Vatican Council. (He wrote this on the 10th anniversary of the Council). Unfortunately, in the realm of action Paul VI turned out to be somewhat of a "tragic Pontiff", cowed by the Roman Curia into making some decisions which set ...more
This is a great read. This is the second time I've read this, and it was even better this time! Generally, I think this is essential reading for any pastor, catechist, or parent. Personally, I think every Baptized person needs to read it regardless of their profession.
Pope Paul VI (Latin: Paulus VI; Italian: Paolo VI), born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini (26 September 1897 – 6 August 1978), reigned as Pope from 21 June 1963 to his death in 1978. Succeeding Pope John XXIII, he continued the Second Vatican Council which he closed in 1965, implementing its numerous reforms, and fostered improved ecumenical relations with Eastern Orthodox and Protes ...more
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