Catholic Quote of the Day Print
Written by Sherry   
Monday, 14 July 2008 10:40
"If [Catholics] are convinced that Jesus Christ is indeed the Son of God and Savior of the world, they will want everyone to share the Faith and draw near to Jesus in study, prayer, and worship. ...

"I have heard some Catholics speak as though ours were a shrinking Church. It could shrink and lose its vitality if it relied simply on transmission of the Faith in traditional ways through families, neighborhoods and schools. But Christ urgently summons the Church to engage in apostolic outreach. Protestant Evangelicals and Pentecostals have mounted highly successful programs of evangelization. They have a lot to teach us, though we should not imitate all of their tactics.

"Increasing numbers of Jews and non-Catholic Christians, including rabbis and ministers, are finding the fullness of truth in the Catholic Faith. Too often they have cause to complain that Catholics rarely help them join the Church or make them feel welcome when they come in."

[Excerpt from: Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, "True Mission Priorities," Extension (November 2005), 20.]

h/t: Aufer a Nobis