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He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature” – Mark 16:15

 

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them.

“...according to the doctrine of the Church, the great value of these things: the human person with his freedom and bodily life, the family and its unity and stability, the procreation and education of children” and to do so “in a manner adapted to the needs of the times, that is to say, in a manner that will respond to the difficulties and questions by which people are especially burdened and troubled.” –Christus Dominus, 12

 

  • It is estimated that only 23 percent of U.S. Catholics attend Holy Mass each week. Those 77 percent absent from the Eucharistic feast are not strangers: they are our parents, siblings, spouses, children, and friends.
  • Today there are over 30 million people in the U.S. who were raised Catholic, who no longer identify as such. This group of people is approximately equal in size to the number of Baptist Christians in the USA.
  • The number of Catholic weddings has been falling steadily for four decades in the U.S., and less than one-half as many weddings will occur in the Catholic Church in 2017 as in 1990.

 

Closer to home, we recognize that, “the dictatorship of relativism” is on the rise among our young people and the level of general knowledge of the Faith among our Catholic adults leaves them vulnerable to false teaching and moral confusion.

Clearly we must act, and we will! Your Catholic Voice Foundation is meant to serve as a road map, a guide, to the reformation of teaching to Catholics' worldwide. We ask the priests, the deacons, the religious sisters and brothers, the catechists, the teachers, and the faithful to assist us. We possess the Faith, a gift to us from God. Our response to God’s gift will be to hand that Faith on to others as an act of selfless love.

The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed for belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love. –Catechism of the Catholic Church, 25

 

We have all heard the call of Pope Paul VI for a new evangelization, and his successors to the Chair of Peter have echoed it for fifty years. Many have endeavored to answer the question of what this new evangelization actually is. While we certainly can’t claim to have found the answer, we do believe our new approach to catechesis and evangelization that we propose is an important step. As with challenges the Church has faced before, the success of these new initiatives will be something we accomplish only through God’s grace, arduous devotion, and great sacrifice on the part of all.

 

 

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