Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Missions not 'way far away'

Cardinal Dolan sees U.S. as 'mission territory'
This is mission territory, and yes, it is New York.
This story by Catholic News Agency challenges thinking that "the missions" means places where people are very different from us.

The U.S. and other Western nations are "mission territory" for the Catholic Church in modern times, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York stressed in a July 17 online posting.

"I was raised, as were most of you, to think of the missions as 'way far away,' and to be sure, we can never forget our sacred duty to the foreign missions," the New York archbishop wrote on his "Gospel in the Digital Age" blog.

"But we are a mission territory too. Every diocese is. And every committed Catholic is a missionary. This is at the heart of what Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI call the New Evangelization."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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