The challenges of being human and of living in a world that does not always want to hear about faith do not lessen the obligation to proclaim the Gospel and to call the baptized to live their faith more fully, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.
"We already know our difficulties, the tensions, our restlessness, our faults and our human weakness," Cardinal Wuerl told members of the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization Oct. 17.
Nevertheless, God calls members of the church to proclaim salvation in Christ to the ends of the earth and to re-propose the Gospel "to those who are now distant from the church," said the cardinal, who was serving as the synod's relator.
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