Evangelization described as key in Boston parish restructuring

Boston, Mass., Aug 18, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a long period of struggle in finances and church attendance, a new pastoral plan in the Boston archdiocese emphasizes evangelization while encouraging parishes to share their resources“Restructuring and evangelization must be absolutely tied to one another so that we don’t get back into the mindset of 'we stabilize by downsizing,'” Father Paul Soper, the Archdiocese of Boston’s director of Pastoral … [Read more...]

Pope Francis criticizes ‘ornamental’ faith

Vatican City, Aug 18, 2013 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of a deep faith that is fixed on Jesus, warning against a religious life that is only superficial.Faith “is not some decorative or ornamental thing,” said Pope Francis to cheering crowds in St. Peter’s Square Aug. 13.“To live the faith is not to decorate life with a little religion, like a cake is decorated with a little frosting. No! … [Read more...]


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