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Vatican Presents Working Paper for Evangelization Synod
Bishops Will Gather Oct. 7-28
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 19, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The secretary-general of the synod of bishops today presented the "instrumentum laboris" or working document for the Oct. 7-28 synod on new evangelization.
Archbishop Nikola Eterovic and Bishop Fortunato Frezza, secretary-general and under secretary of the synod of bishops, outlined the document, which explains the synod theme "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith."
The bishops "will reflect upon the transmission of Christian faith, one of the great challenges facing the Church which will be examined in the context of new evangelization. ... The work of the Synod will be enriched by its association with the Year of Faith," which begins Oct. 11, Archbishop Eterovic said.
The document has a preface, an introduction, four chapters and a conclusion.
The introduction brings together the views of episcopal conferences, which concur "on the need for new tools and new forms of expression to make the Word of God more understandable in the life of modern man," the archbishop continued. "The synod will hopefully be an opportunity to discuss and compare points of view and practical experiences, to be shared in order to provide encouragement to pastors and particular Churches."
Following is the index of the document, which can be found at: www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_doc_20120619_instrumentum-xiii_en.pdf:
THE POINT OF REFERENCE
EXPECTATIONS FROM THE SYNOD
THE TOPIC OF THE SYNODAL ASSEMBLY
FROM THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL TO THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
THE FORMAT OF THE INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS
JESUS CHRIST, THE GOOD NEWS OF GOD TO HUMANITY
JESUS CHRIST, THE EVANGELIZER
THE CHURCH, EVANGELIZED AND EVANGELIZING
THE GOSPEL, A GIFT FOR EVERY PERSON
THE DUTY TO EVANGELIZE
EVANGELIZATION AND CHURCH RENEWAL
TIME FOR A NEW EVANGELIZATION
THE QUESTION OF A "NEW EVANGELIZATION"
THE SECTORS OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
THE NEW FRONTIER OF THE COMMUNICATIONS SECTOR
CHANGES IN THE RELIGIOUS SECTOR
CHRISTIANS WITHIN THESE SECTORS
MISSION AD GENTES, PASTORAL CARE AND A NEW EVANGELIZATION
PARISH TRANSFORMATION AND THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
A DEFINITION AND ITS MEANING
TRANSMITTING THE FAITH
THE PRIMACY OF FAITH
THE CHURCH TRANSMITS THE FAITH WHICH SHE HERSELF LIVES
THE PEDAGOGY OF THE FAITH
THE PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE TRANSMISSION OF THE FAITH
THE FAMILY, THE MODEL-PLACE FOR EVANGELIZATION
CALLED TO EVANGELIZE
GIVING AN ACCOUNT FOR ONE'S FAITH
THE FRUITS OF THE FAITH
REVIVIFYING PASTORAL ACTIVITY
CHRISTIAN INITIATION, AN EVANGELIZING PROCESS
THE DEMANDS OF INITIAL PROCLAMATION
TRANSMITTING THE FAITH, EDUCATING THE PERSON
FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE
THE BASIS FOR AN EVANGELIZING PASTORAL PROGRAMME
THE CENTRALITY OF VOCATIONS
JESUS CHRIST, THE GOSPEL ENGENDERING HOPE
THE JOY OF EVANGELIZING
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