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The Church of Today
Transcript of The Church of Today
1970: Ordained Priest
1992: Bishop of of Auca and Auxiliary of Buenos Aires
2001: Cardinal-Priest of San Roberto Bellarmino Timeline of Church Roles Beliefs established by Vatican II
H.S. pushes us to our faith
“Visible, clear, brilliant signs of hope"
"Poor man, a simple man, as we would like a poor church, for the poor." IF YOU CAN READ THIS... YOU WEREN'T ABORTED Abortion:
Contrary to the moral law Affirmed the moral evil of procured abortion Immigration Two Duties: Welcome the foreigner
Secure one's border "When persons cannot find employment... they have a right to find work elsewhere in order to survive" Catholic Participation at all time low Only 23% attend Mass regularly Church has been de-prioritized So, what is Church doing? New Evangelization: What is it? Movement to spread the faith Reach out to alienated Catholics Three Steps: Know the faith
Live the faith
Share the faith One strategy is Youth Outreach Theme of WYD: Go and make disciples of all nations (Mt 28, 19) The Response: Is it Working? New Evangelization has been around since Pope John Paul II Why has the New Evangelization failed? Controversial Issues No feeling of dialogue between Church and Church-goers What does this mean for all of us? Prayer for Future Church Tomorrow? Social Justice Issues and Agencies Respect for the Person Equal Rights for All Solidarity How We Achieve our Social Justice Abortion/Immigration Philosophy Dear God,
Please help guide the future Church in carrying out your will, especially in areas of social justice. Guide Pope Francis to eliminate the hypocrisy that exists within the Church today. Please help the Church maintain its relevance to the lives of today's youth. Amen.