The National Catholic Register had a good article this week spotlighting four prominent Catholics involved in Evangelization and ways that all Catholics can more effectively take part in the New Evangelization.
The four that were spotlighted are Tom Peterson (CatholicsComeHome.org), Terry Barber (LighthouseCatholicMedia.org), Jesse Romero (JesseRomero.com), and Patrick Coffin (host of Catholic Answers Live).
Who would you add to the list of New Evangelizers who are effectively sharing the faith and motivating the others to do so?
Also interesting in the article was this quote from Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, who recently discussed Pope Benedict XVI’s “three laws” for evangelization: constant prayer, humility and a willingness to accept the cross.
“Renewed evangelization” of an increasingly secular world has been a theme of the Holy Father’s pontificate; he told the faithful on Sept. 18 that the Church needs “humble and generous workers who do not ask any other recompense than participating in the mission of Jesus and the Church.”
While some are called to be missionaries in foreign lands, for most of us, evangelization of inactive or non-Catholics begins in our own homes and communities. Four prominent Catholic evangelists have offered suggestions to Catholics on ways they can evangelize those closest to them.
Again, a great reminder that being a New Evangelizer doesn’t require us to sell all we have and move to a third world country to minister to the needy. Oftentimes, the spiritual needy are in our own homes.