Sunday, January 07, 2018
Kansas City, Kansas Catholic Bishop Calls For 'Culture Of Evangelization' In 2018
In his latest note to followers, a sometimes controversial local cleric offers a challenge to the denizens of his faith community in the coming year . . .
Remember that recently this leader has bashed yoga and gave the boot to Girl Scouts so there's no doubt that he's committed to his beliefs . . .
Check the highlight of this call to action . . .
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann: I am asking our priests, deacons, religious and laity during 2018 to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Catholic community in northeast Kansas.
Specifically, I am asking everyone to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide our efforts to create within the archdiocese and all of our parishes and ministries a culture of evangelization. At the same time, I ask that we beg the Holy Spirit to help each of us become, what Pope Francis terms, “missionary disciples”!
A culture of evangelization means for our parishes, institutions and ministries to become less focused on merely maintaining the status quo and more and more dedicated to sharing the truth, beauty and goodness of our Catholic faith with others.
With a large number of nonpracticing Catholics and an even larger number of individuals who claim no religious affiliation, those of us blessed with the joy that only Jesus and life in his church can bring to our hearts have an obligation to share the gift of our faith with others.
You decide . . .