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The New Evangelization Today

Bishop Robert Barron

October 12, 2013


Father Robert Barron shares seven points about how to put the New Evangelization into practice at the 2013 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration on October 12, 2013.

As Catholics we must evangelize by leading with the beautiful, avoid dumbing down the Gospel, preach with ardor, tell the great story, emphasize the Augustinian anthropology, stress St. Irenaeus’ doctrine of God, and spend time with the old media before using the new media. St. Augustine shows that only God can answer the deepest longings of our hearts in his words, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” St. Irenaeus said that “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” True humanism is Christianity and we must preach with passion, the joy we have in our knowledge of the Risen Lord.