New Evangelisation: Pastoral Strategy for the Church at the beginning of the Third Millennium
Pages: 234 Pages
As a young newly ordained priest, Pope Paul VI’s Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Nuntiandi, had a profound effect on me. As I read it I saw the nature of the mission of the Church presented in a clear and decisive manner. This mission was to proclaim Jesus Christ to the world and to enable people to enter into a real and personal relationship with him. It gave clarity and direction to my priestly ministry. This book brings together my developing understanding of what evangelisation entails. It gives expression to what I have experienced over a period of some 40 years of being actively involved in various works of evangelisation and to my deep conviction that the new evangelisation must be the pastoral strategy for the Church as it enters the third millennium of Christianity.
Archbishop Julian Porteous was appointed eleventh Archbishop of Hobart by Pope Francis on 19 July 2013. He has served as Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Sydney since 2003. Archbishop Porteous has been active in evangelisation and closely associated with a number of new movements in the Church. He is the author of a number of books including: After the Heart of God: the Life and Ministry of Priests at the Beginning of the Third Millennium (2009); A New Wine & Fresh Skins: Ecclesial Movements in the Church (2010); Streams of Grace, Spiritual Movements that Shaped the Church (2011) and Become What You Are: Growing in Christian Character (2012).