Catholic Diocese of Wilmington

"HOW TO REACH INACTIVE CATHOLICS"
A PASTORAL STATEMENT BY BISHOP MICHAEL A. SALTARELLI
DIOCESE OF WILMINGTON
JANUARY 27, 2000 EDITION OF ORIGINS

1

Avery Dulles, SJ, "John Paul II and the New Evangelization," Laurence J. McGinley Lecture, Fordham University, Bronx, New York, December 4-5, 1991, 15.

2

Dulles, 16.

3

A phrase used in Pope Paul VI's apostolic exhortation "On Evangelization in the Modern World," 1975.

4

Cf. Some of these ideas can be found in the recent writings of  Professor Scott Hahn.

5

Robert Delaney's "Bringing Inactive Catholics Back Top Priority for Evangelizers."

6

National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Go and Make Disciples. A National Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States (Washington DC: U.S. Catholic Conference, November 18, 1992),

6

See also Committee on Evangelization, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, A Resource Directory for Reaching Out to Inactive Catholics. A Time to Listen...A Time to Heal (Washington DC: U.S. Catholic Conference, November 15, 1998).

7

Cardinal John Henry Newman's Present Day Position of Catholics in England, Longman Green and Co. edition, 390-391.

8

See National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us. A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States (Washington DC: United States Catholic Conference, November 17, 1999).

9

See Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli's October 28, 1999 Statement entitled "The Need to Promote the Consistent Use of Catholic Funeral Rites" in the Diocese of Wilmington's newspaper, The Dialog.

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