The Call to a New Evangelization
The Holy Father has created a new Vatican office called the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization. The term “New Evangelization,” of which Pope John Paul the Second was very fond, means that the unchanging Gospel of Christ has to be reannounced in those parts of the world where, although the faith has been rooted for a long time, secularism has made people forget its meaning. In starting this new Council, Pope Benedict said that some of the things whose meaning we forget are birth, life and death. The practice of abortion is a perfect example of that. If we forget God and His love for humanity, we forget why we have to love humanity. As this Council for New Evangelization begins, let us become the People of the New Evangelization, announcing new respect for life.