A biblical theologian and Franciscan University professor discusses the recently-begun Year of Faith.
The new evangelization was never meant to be a short-term project. That much should have been clear to anyone paying attention to Pope John Paul II in 1983.
That year, while addressing the Latin American Bishops’ Conference in Haiti, the Pope called for the Church universal to embark on a new evangelization of the post-Christian West. He didn’t, however, simply call for a new evangelization: He also laid out a timeline.