Preaching Jesus in the Time of the New Evangelization

Preaching Jesus in the Time of the New Evangelization

— Deacon Larry Oney and Fr. William Maestri

The call to the New Evangelization is the challenge of this moment in the Church’s history. This challenge is not simply a message but a Person—the Person of Jesus Christ. In the message and Person of Jesus there is a meeting; that is, both come together at the intersection of mercy. Within these pages is both the invitation and the path forward to proclaim Jesus in this age. When so many are searching for answers to life’s fundamental questions, the ministry of preaching the Word has never been more important. Those in the pew are surrounded each day by countless words. However, it is from the pulpit that is offered the living Word of life. Those, both deacons and priest, called to the vocation of preaching have received a great grace. In this time of the New Evangelization, the need to Preach Jesus has gained a new urgency. May this book be a blessing for all engaged in the preaching ministry.