Evangelii nuntiandi is an apostolic exhortation issued on 8 December by Pope Paul VI on Overview · Pope: Francis · Hierarchy · History (Timeline); Theology · Liturgy · Sacraments · Mary. Background[show]. Jesus · Crucifixion. authoritative commentators have said: in Evangelii nuntiandi the Pope left, serenely but energetically, a sort of pastoral testament, a summary and synthesis of. A Summary on Evangelii Nuntiandi Pope Paul VI on December wrote to the Episcopate, Clergy and to all the faithful of the entire.

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A summary on evangelii nuntiandi

Christ’s command urges us to do this; the duty of preaching and of giving witness to the Gospel requires this. Venerable brothers and dear sons and daughters: May they succeed in inviting the whole People of God assembled in the Church to make the same meditation; nuntianddi may they give a fresh impulse to everyone, especially those “who are assiduous in preaching and teaching,”[9] so that each one of them may follow “a straight course in the message of the truth,”[10] and may work as a preacher of the Gospel and acquit himself perfectly of his ministry.

It is this global vision which we now wish to outline, by examining the content of evangelization and the methods of evangelizing and by clarifying to whom the Gospel message is addressed and who today is responsible for it.

Is it then a crime against others’ freedom to proclaim with joy a Good News which one has come to know through the Lord’s mercy? I promised next week though I am sure my whole collection won’t be up to that- a collection that I am not even at liberty to dispense as I will. It is not by chance that the great inauguration of evangelization took place on the morning of Pentecost, under the inspiration of the Spirit. Nevertheless, the kingdom which the Gospel proclaims is lived by men who are profoundly linked to a culture, and the building up of the kingdom cannot avoid borrowing evangeliii elements of human culture or cultures.

They feel with summady and suffer very deeply within themselves when, summmary the name of theories which they do not understand, they are forced to accept a Church deprived of this universality, a regionalist Church, with no horizon. In fact we devoted to this nuntiiandi a few clarifying words in our address to the Fathers at the end of the assembly.

The faithful assembled as a Paschal Church, celebrating the feast of the Lord present in their midst, evangeli much from this preaching, and will greatly benefit from it provided that it is simple, clear, direct, well-adapted, profoundly dependent on Gospel teaching and faithful to the magisterium, animated by a balanced apostolic ardor coming from its own characteristic nature, full of hope, fostering belief, and productive of peace and unity.

And when we do all these things, within our human limits and by the grace of God, it is a work of evangelization that we are carrying out. The exhortation has an introduction followed by seven sections.

Let us suppose that, in addition, they radiate in an altogether simple and unaffected way their faith in values that go beyond current values, and their hope in something that is not seen and that one would not dare to imagine.


It is certainly not easy to express in a complete synthesis the meaning, the content and the modes of evangelization as Jesus conceived it and put it into practice. We exhort all those who have the task of evangelizing, by whatever title and at whatever level, always to nourish spiritual fervor[] This fervor demands first of all that we should know how to put aside the excuses nuntizndi would impede evangelization.

Jesus Himself, the Good News of God,[15] was the very first and the greatest evangelizer; He was so through and through: This would be to forget the lesson which comes to us from the Gospel concerning love of our neighbor who is suffering and in need.

We have stressed the importance of this theme of evangelization on many occasions, well before the Synod took place. To evangelize must therefore very often be to give this necessary food and sustenance to the faith of believers, especially through a catechesis full of Gospel vitality and in a language suited to people and circumstances. Of course it is necessary to know and put to good use the exigencies and the possibilities of the homily, so that it can acquire all its pastoral effectiveness.

In my opinion, it is the centre of the Apostolic Exhortation.

We encourage the openness which the Church is showing today in this direction and with this solicitude. She exists in order to evangelize, that is to say, in order dvangelii preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate Christ’s sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection. We earnestly desire that in each individual Church the bishops should be vigilant concerning the adequate formation of all the ministers of the Word.

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The resistance of the second group takes the form of inertia and the slightly hostile attitude of the person who feels that he is one of the homily, who claims to know it all and to have tried it all and who sukmary longer believes it. By reason of these aspects, we readily call it “popular piety,” that is, religion of the people, rather than religiosity.

Views Read Edit View history. One finds among the people particular expressions of the search for God and for faith, both in the regions where the Evanngelii has been established for centuries and where she is in the course of becoming established. Prayer Devotions Bible Biblical canon.

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We shall briefly recall these nintiandi. An almost indefinite range of means can be used for this purpose: We know likewise that the world and history are filled with “seeds of the Word”; is it not therefore an illusion to claim to bring the Gospel where it already exists in the seeds that the Lord Himself has sown?

Summary of Doctrinal Note on Evangelization – ZENIT – English

May it be the great joy of our consecrated lives. We wish to point out, above all today, that neither respect and esteem for these religions nor the complexity of the questions raised is an invitation to the Church to withhold from these non-Christians dummary proclamation of Jesus Christ. From the just Abel right to the last of the elect,[85] “indeed to the ends of the earth,[86] “to the end of time.


This is the task we have wished to give you at the close of a Holy Year which has enabled us to see better than ever the needs and the appeals of a multitude of brethren, both Shmmary and non-Christians, who await from the Church the Word ssummary salvation. Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation su,mary to the Church, her deepest identity. Catholics Home for Christmas. AAS 58pp. These ministries will have a real pastoral value to the extent that they are established with absolute respect for unity and adhering to the directives of the pastors, who are the ones who are responsible for the Church’s unity sumjary the builders thereof.

The intimate life of this community – the life of listening to the Word and the apostles’ teaching, charity lived in a fraternal way, the sharing of bread[40] this intimate life only acquires its full meaning when it becomes a witness, when it evokes admiration and conversion, and when it becomes the preaching and proclamation of the Good News.

She puts on their lips the saving Word, she explains to them the message of which she herself is the depositary, she gives them the mandate which she herself has received and she sends them out to preach.

She is trying more and more to encourage large numbers of Christians to devote themselves to the liberation of men. New forms of atheism seem to flow from it: It is well known in what terms numerous bishops from all the continents spoke of this at the last Synod, especially the bishops from the Third World, with a pastoral accent resonant with the voice of the millions of sons and daughters of the Church who make up those peoples.

Such preparation is all the more necessary for those who devote themselves to the ministry of the Word.

From the spiritual point of view, the modern world seems to he forever immersed in what a modern author has termed “the drama of atheistic humanism. This latter would lose its reason for existence if it were to diverge from the religious axis that guides it: We must not ignore the fact that many, even generous Christians who are sensitive to the dramatic questions involved in the problem of liberation, in their wish to commit the Church to the liberation effort are frequently tempted to reduce her mission to the dimensions of a simply temporal project.

A sign of love will be the concern to give the truth and to bring people into unity. But at the same time, it means giving a more complete and systematic knowledge. Is she ever more committed to the effort to search for the restoration of the complete unity of Christians, a unity that makes more effective the common witness, “so that the world may believe”[] We are all responsible for the answers that could be given to these questions.

No one will deny that this instruction must be given to form patterns of Christian living and not to remain only notional.