This book by Fr Sen MacGabhann begins with the observation that the late Pope called for, not a Re- but a New Evangelization of Catholics.

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ISBN 1-4251-4228-1

source – Trafford publishing

About the Book

This book is written in simple and everyday language for the everyday Catholic. Because it is non-technical and avoids theological jargon, the average Catholic will enjoy it and feel challenged.

It is an attempt to flesh out in a new language Pope John Paul II’s call for, not a re but a New Evangelization of Catholics. The author includes the whole Church: pope, bishops, priests and religious and challenges them to conversion, the very core of the New Evangelization. Since the Catholic Church in the West is moribund this is a timely book.

What makes the New Evangelization new is that it is Jesus-centred and relationship-focused. Instead of dry scholastic language, the author writes in a contemplative style; a language more of the mystics than scholars. The writer moves us away from programs and out of our heads into our hearts. As the author of The Da Vinci Code puts it, “Sometimes divine revelation simply means adjusting your brain to hear what your heart is saying.” The author of The New Evangelization gets right to the heart of the matter!

Author

Sean MacGabhann is a Roman Catholic priest ministering in Canada. He was born in Ireland and studied for the priesthood in England and Scotland. After ordination he worked in the Archdiocese of Edinburgh and later volunteered for the missions. He spent thirteen years working in Guyana, South America where he was strongly influenced by Jesuit spirituality.

After studying Ignatian Spirituality he became a director of guided retreats and individual spiritual director. At the parish level he offered the Spiritual Exercises spread over nine months with great success. He is a graduate of the Jesuit-run Creighton University, Omaha with a MA in Christian Spirituality and a certificate in Spiritual Direction.