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Some Principles for the Evangelization of Younger Catholics in Secular Cultures

Rymarz, Richard (2011) Some Principles for the Evangelization of Younger Catholics in Secular Cultures. Australian eJournal of Theology, 18 (2). pp. 157-165. ISSN 1448 – 6326

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This paper proceeds on the assumption that many Catholic youth and young adults in secular cultures reach, relatively early in life, a plateau of religious involvement and commitment. This plateau is characterized by, among other things, a loose religious affiliation but not an overt hostility to the tradition. In order to move beyond this plateau those who work with these young people need to develop a pastoral response that is sensitive to this cultural reality. A number of guiding factors and principles are suggested such as the difficulty of the task and the need to focus more on proactive proclamation. Many of these strategies are reflective of the need for a new evangelization as envisaged by Pope John Paul II.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Principles, Evangelization, Younger Catholics, Secular Cultures
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 04:54
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:03
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2737

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