See this online text:
- Instrumentum Laboris “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith” for the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (Vatican City, 2012). May be read online at the Holy See.
- A summary of the document, “Transmitting the Christian Faith” by Archbishop Nikola Eterović, General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops (from L’Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 27 June 2012, page 8), may be read on this page at the EWTN Libraries. Another summary may be found at the Diocese of Cork and Ross.
- A commentary, “The Synod and the New Evangelization: Why It’s Important for U.S. Catholics” by Father James Wehner, is available on this page at the National Catholic Register.
In remembrance of Father Andrew Apostoli (d. 13 December 2017), member and co-founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). From the text (No. 92):
“Announcing and proclaiming is not the task of any one person or a select few, but rather a gift given to every person who answers the call to faith. Transmitting the faith is not the work of one individual only, but instead, is the responsibility of every Christian and the whole Church…
“The transmission of the faith is a fundamental act of the Church… Evangelization openly proclaims the Gospel and is a call to conversion… Evangelization constantly nourishes the gift of communion among the faithful through the teaching of the faith, the celebration of the sacraments and the works of charity.”