- Jul 23, 2021
Weekly Mass attendance here took a severe dip during the closures and suspensions of the coronavirus from which it’s never fully recovered, and, for some Italians, this may be their first physical contact with the church since the pandemic began.
For the new ecclesiastical assistant for the Vatican communications department, the job, and that of all who work in Church media, is fundamentally about two things: truth and evangelization.
The U.S. Bishops Conference chairman of evangelization and catechesis views the Vatican’s recently instituted ministry of the catechist as a “beautiful thing” to try to evangelize an increasingly secularized nation, and highlight the importance of catechesis.
The Philippines in most respects are a raging Catholic success story, and a country absolutely vital to Catholic fortunes in the 21st century – probably more so, however much it may hurt for Americans to hear it, than the United States.
At the end of April, Father Kevin Gillespie and the staff at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., will hold a special meeting. Their task: Figuring out the right balance between pre-pandemic and pandemic ministry right now, while the world waits for an elusive post-pandemic future.
On this special Sunday, we are all given the exhortation of the Lord Jesus to “go and teach.”
One year after a high-stakes meeting for their Golden Jubilee, Africa’s continental body of bishops has had to adjust their bold new vision for evangelization due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has offered both challenges and unexpected opportunities.