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Putting the New in Evangelization

BY The Editors

| Posted 10/20/10 at 11:01 AM

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The Vatican made the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization official last week, as the Register’s Edward Pentin noted here.

That brought to mind other recent news about creative Catholic outreach: St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson joined Facebook. You can also follow him on Twitter @abp_carlson.

Magdalen College in New Hampshire announced a new name and efforts for the New Evangelization.

And earlier this month St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosted its second “24 Hours of Grace.” St. John’s Chapel was open for 24 hours for adoration; priests were available for confession. Priests also took to the university’s quad to hear confessions, and students and Fellowship of Catholic University Students (Focus) missionaries answered questions about the faith. The results: Many students returned to the practice of their faith, according to the Newman Center.

Now that’s New Evangelization!