Sunday, October 14, 2012

Angelicum alumnus participating in the Synod on the New Evangelization

Angelicum alumnus and USCCB president, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, quoted Fulton Sheen and GK Chesterton in calling for a greater emphasis on sacramental confession, which he termed "the primary sacrament of the New Evangelization."

"The sacrament of reconciliation evangelizes the evangelizers," Dolan said, noting that while "the second Vatican Council called for a renewal of the sacrament of penance... what we got instead, sadly, in many places, was [its] disappearance."

Cardinal Dolan is one of the six prelates of the USCCB participating in the Synod on the New Evangelization.