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February 20, 2012

The Church is Mission!


Timothy Cardinal Dolan
On the eve of becoming Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York, Cardinal Dolan gave this speech in Rome on February 17, 2012 before the Pope and the College of Cardinals:

“The Announcement of the Gospel Today, Between Missio Ad Gentes and the New Evangelization.”

Holy Father, Cardinal Sodano, my brothers in Christ:

Sia lodato Gesu Cristo! (Praised be Jesus Christ!)

It is as old as the final mandate of Jesus, “Go, teach all nations!,” yet as fresh as God’s Holy Word proclaimed at our own Mass this morning . . .