February 7, 2013

Evangelical Catholics on Offense

George Weigel, Washington Post

Despite what the world often sees as endless crisis and scandal, a bold new era in the two thousand year history of the Catholic Church is beginning. The curtain is coming down on the institutionally-focused Catholicism of the Counter-Reformation – the church in which every Catholic under 50 grew up – as the curtain rises on the Gospel-focused evangelical Catholicism of the third millennium. More than a century of Catholic reform is now coming to fruition as the living, vibrant sectors of the world’s largest Christian community accept the challenge posed by Blessed John Paul II at the end of the Great Jubilee of 2000: the challenge to “put out into the deep,” like the disciples on the Sea of Galilee, in order to invite the post-modern world to friendship with Jesus...

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