As we are preparing for our show, “Catholicism Live!” this evening entitled “Disciples of the Digital Media” we could not help but recall the great work of Pope Paul VI: “Evangelization in the Modern World” addressed to all Catholics everywhere.
A few of our favorite quotes from “Evangelization in the Modern World” (An Apostolic Exhortation) 1975
“There is no true evangelization if the name, the teaching, the life, the promises, the kingdom and the mystery o f Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God are not proclaimed.” (#22)
“Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exist in order to evangelize, that is to say in order to preach and teach…..” (#14)
“…claiming to love Christ but without the Church, to listen to Christ but not the Church, to belong to Christ but outside the Church. The absurdity of this dichotomy is clearly evident in this phrase of the Gospel: ‘Anyone who rejects you rejects me.’ (#16)
Pope Paul VI, pray for us, for the evangelization efforts of the Church!
By the way, Mary Jane received his Papal Blessing in Rome in the 1960’s…however, we won’t tell you how old she was then!