While delivering a homily in Poland in June, 1979 Pope John Paul II first uttered the words “New Evangelization.” In our time, Pope Benedict XVI has brought this concept to life by establishing the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization and calling the Year of Faith.
The work of the New Evangelization demands a renewed enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment to the Catholic faith, and a creative engagement with the modern world whose “joys and hopes, grief and anguish are those of the followers of Christ as well.” (Gaudium et Spes, #1)
How are we, as a community, going to reignite the flame of faith in each other and in a society which has lost interest or strayed away?
The Church Alive is a fast-paced, segmented and interactive show hosted by Salt Light producers Cheridan Sanders and Sebastian Gomes. This unique series will be both television and web based. The goal: to inspire people and get them talking about the faith, to share stories of the New Evangelization, and to highlight the broad and inclusive nature of Catholicism and its rich tradition. “Yes, the Church is Alive… and the Church is young.” – Pope Benedict XVI