Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa on “Keeping the kerygma in
Marc Ouellet on “Evangelising by attraction: the people
of God as a people of joy”
Guzman Carriquiry on “Renewing ourselves in order
to renew the Church”
Mary Healy on “The marian style: the feminine genius
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson on “The social
repercussions of the kerygma: paths of inclusion for the
The Ecclesial Movements and New Communities (EMNCs) are
a gift and wealth of the Church.
movements are one of the most important fruits of Vatican
II. They are not a threat to the institutional Church. Any
authentic movement is for the building up of the Church.
Charisms are given as new expressions of Church life. They
are given to an individual for the good of the Church. They
bring newness of life. They have a universal character,
attracting different peoples.
are to be renewed by fidelity to the charism. Beware of
structures that surround and inhibit the charism.
problem in the Church: many are baptized but are not evangelized.
utmost importance is the kerygma, the first announcement
of the gospel. What is proclaimed is a person. We preach
Christ crucified. Faith depends on hearing.
more open to mission, especially to the peripheries. Do
not be self-referential. The Holy Spirit wants a new missionary
adventure. Missionary action is the paradigm for all action
in the Church. All need personal, pastoral, missionary conversion.
sows division and attacks communion. He hates vitality of
EMNCs are to look to the territorial dimension of service.
How can they become integrated into the life and mission
of the parish? How can it be that the parish is not just
a host to them? Synergy between EMNCs and parishes is urgent.
need to wake up the parishes, because the Church exists
Church of the third millennium will be all the more Marian
is no New Evangelization without a new Pentecost.
are within the hour of grace. Be open to surprises of God.
These are unforeseen, new, breakthroughs. They break the
comfort where we take refuge. A basic question: what is
the Spirit of God saying? What is God asking us to change?
Woe to us if we just continue with the same. Be open to
frontiers we have never seen before.
is connected to the good news of Jesus. The evidence that
we have heard the good news is our conduct, especially to
the poor. There is a connection between evangelization and
human advancement. Christ impels us to go to the peripheries.
The Church is not an NGO. When the Church becomes an NGO,
it loses its salt and flavor.