Resource List On the New Evangelization–updated 1/10/2014

sgmfaceNumerous authors have written books and papers in the wake of the recent synod.  The following bibliography gives the serious reader an overview.


On the New Evangelization


Albright, Matthew “Vatican II, the Catechism and the New Evangelization.” The Sower 33.3 Online Edition Accessed 11/15/2013.

Boguslawski, Steven, and Ralph Martin, Eds. The New Evangelization: Overcoming the Obstacles. New York/Mahwah, NI: Paulist Press, 2008.

Brumley, Mark. How Not to Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics and Evangelization. San Diego, CA: Catholic Answers, 2002.

Cavadini, John.  “A Brief Reflection on the Intellectual Tasks of the New Evangelization.”Josephinum Journal of Theology 19.1 (2012) 109-120.

________. “Church as Sacrament: A review of Evangelical Catholicism.” First Things (Aug./Sept 2013) Online version Accessed 11/12/13.

Del Colle, Ralph. “The Kerygma and the New Evangelization.” Josephinum Journal of Theology19.1 (2012) 121-128.

DeSiano, Frank P. New Perspectives: A Report on the Synod on the New Evangelization (eBook). New York/Mahwah, N): Paulist Press, 2013.

Dulles, Avery Cardinal. “John Paul II and the New Evangelization,”  America February, Vol 166, No. 3 (1992), p. 52-72, reprinted in Ralph Martin and Peter Williamson, John Paul II and the New Evangelization: How you can bring the good news to others (Cincinnati: Servant Books, 2006), p. 2-16.

Fisichella, Rino.  The New Evangelization: Responding to the Challenge of Indifference. English Trans. Very Rev. G. J. Woodall. Herefordshire, UK: Gracewing, 2012.

________. “Introducing the New Evangelisation.” The Sower 34.3. Online Edition. Accessed 11/15/2013

Fox, Ashley.  “Community Building: A Central Need of the New Evangelization.” The Sower(January 2013) 34.1: 16-17.

Hater, Robert J. The Parish Guide to the New Evangelization: An Action Plan for Sharing the Faith. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2013.

Healy, Mary and Peter Williamson. “Biblical Orientations for the New Evangelization.” Josephinum Journal of Theology 19.1 (2012) 48-69.

Hollcraft, Joseph. “The New Evangelization: Contemplating Truth in the Light of the Cross.” The Sower (January 2013)34.1: 20-21.

John Paul II, Pope. “The Task of Latin America’s Bishops, Address of Pope John Paul II to the Latin American Bishops’ Council.” Origins Vol. 12 .41 (1983) Accessed: 3/25/2009.

________. Springtime of Evangelization: The Complete Texts of the Holy Father’s 1998 as Limina Addresses to the Bishops of the United States.  Ed. Thomas D. Williams, LC. Basilica/Ignatius, Dan Diego/San Francisco, 1999.

________. Redemptoris MissioOn the Permanent Validity of the Church’s Missionary Mandate(1990). Online: Accessed: 11/12/13

Each of Blessed John Paul II’s continental synodal assemblies in preparation for the Jubilee of the Year 2000 treated the new evangelization:

JOHN PAUL II, Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Africa (14 September 1995), 57, 63: AAS 85 (1996) 35, 36; 39, 40; Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America(22 January 1999), 6, 66: AAS 91 (1999) 10, 11; 56; Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Asia (6 November 1999), 2: AAS 92 (2000) 450, 451; Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Oceania (22 November 2001), 18: AAS 94 (2002) 386-389; and Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Europa (28 June 2003), 2, 45: AAS 95 (2003) 650, 677.

Kim, Van Nam. Multicultural Theology and New Evangelization. University Press of America , 2014.

Martin Ralph and Peter Williamson. John Paul II and the New Evangelization.  Cincinnati: Servant, 2006.

Martin, Ralph. The New Evangelization: What It Is and How It Affects the Life of Every Catholic[Kindle Edition] Our Sunday Visitor (October 1, 2012).

________. “The pastoral Strategy of Vatican II: Time for an Adjustment?” Josephinum Journal of Theology 19.1 (2012) 70-90.

________. Will Many be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implication for the New Evangelization. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2012.

________. The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2013.

Maradiaga, Cardinal Rodríguez, “The Importance of the New Evangelization” Origins 43.24 (Nov 2013) Accessed 11/14/2013

Matera, Frank J. “The Use of Scripture in the New Evangelization: reclaiming the Story.”Josephinum Journal of Theology 19.1 (2012) 104-108.

Mele, Joseph.  The Sacred Conversation: The Art of Catholic Preaching and the New Evangelization. Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Road, 2013.

Melina, Livio. “The Family and the New Evangelization.”  Josephinum Journal of Theology 19.1 (2012) 91-103.

Paul VI, Pope.  Evangelii Nuntiandi “Evangelization in the Modern World,” (1975). Online: Accessed 11/12/13

Poupard, Paul Cardinal. The Church and Culture: Challenge and Confrontation, Inculturation and Evangelization.  Trans.  John H. Miller. St. Louis, MO: Central Bureau, 1994.

Rivers, Robert S. From Maintenance to Mission: Evangelization and the Revitalization of the Parish. New York: Paulist Press, 2005.

Rymarz, Richard. “Theological, Sociological and Historical Factors Influencing the Evangelical Turn in Contemporary Catholicism.” New Blackfriars (May 2010), Volume 91, Issue 1033, pages 253–266.

________. “The New Evangelization in an Ecclesiological Context” Heythrop Journal LII (2011), pp. 772–784.

________. “John Paul II and the “New Evangelization”: Origins and Meaning” Accessed 12/11/2013

Staudt, R. Jared. “The Centrality of Culture in the New Evangelization.” The Sower Issue#34.4 Online Edition: Accessed 11/15/2013.

Sullivan, Jem. Opening the Door of Faith: A Study Guide for Catechists and the New Evangelization. Huntington, Our Sunday Visitor, 2012.

Traynor, Scott. The Parish as a School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization.Institute for Priestly Formation (2013).

United States Conference of Bishops, USCCB Go and Make Disciples, Ed. Francis Cardinal George, (originally 1992, 10th anniversary ed. 2002) Online: Accessed 11/12/13

[Review] Weddell, Sherry A.  Forming Intentional Disciples: The path to Knowing and Following Jesus.  Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2012.

Weigel, George.  Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church. New York: Basic Books, 2013.

________. “Evangelical Catholicism: Response to Cavadini” First Things Blog: On the Square, October 17, 2013 Accessed 11/12/13

West, Christopher. At the Heart of the Gospel: Reclaiming the Body for the New Evangelization.New York, Image, 2012.

[Review] White, Michael and Tom Corcoran. Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter. Notre Dame, IN, Ave Maria Press, 2013.

[Review] ________. Tools for Rebuilding: 75 Really, Really Practical Ways to Make Your Parish Better. Notre Dame, IN, Ave Maria Press, 2013.

Willey, Petroc. “Behind the Scenes at the New Evangelization Synod and Where to Go from Here?” Audio Recording.  2013 St John Bosco Conference. Franciscan University of Stuebenville, 2013.

Willits, Greg. The New Evangelization and You: Be Not Afraid. Servant Books, 2013.

Witherup, Ronald D. Saint Paul and the New Evangelization.  Collegeville, Liturgical Press, 2013.

Wood, Jacob. “The New Evangelization and the Loss of the Sense of the Sacred.” The Sower33.4 Online Edition. 11/15/2013.

Wright, Allan F. Jesus the Evangelist: A Gospel Guide to the New Evangelization. Cincinnati, OH, Franciscan Media, 2013.

Wuerl, Cardinal Donald.  New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today.  Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2012.

________. “The New Evangelization and the Word of God” Seat of Wisdom, Issue #4 (Winter 2012): 13-23.


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