Ever since Pope Benedict XVI told us that the key to evangelization is the art of living, I’ve been thinking, “Yes, thank you, Holy Father. But what do you MEAN exactly?” A product of our process-oriented culture, I wanted an exact solution to this elusive goal, a step-by-step, Buzzfeed-like guide to virtue, happiness and general sanctity. But Benedict told us it’s not really an exact science: “This art can only be communicated by one who has life – he who is the Gospel personified.”
Fortunate Fall/”O Happy Fault EP” Audrey Assad
OK, so, don’t actually FORGET him. We should definitely remember him. He’s a great saint, did amazing work and had a crazy life (if you don’t know anything about him, go here).
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Since the pontificates of Pope Paul VI and John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has been commissioned to engage and embrace the world with God's message of love once more with ‘new methods, new ardor and new expression.’ It has come to be phrased, 'the new evangelization.'
For FOCUS, this means meeting college students across the nation where they are and challenging them to examine the meaning and purpose of their lives. Through personal relationships and friendship, we offer college students the true peace and fulfillment they seek in the good news of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic faith, inviting them to answer His calling in their lives.
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