|National||MOTIVATING AUSTRALIAN CATHOLICS TO EVANGELISE|
Brisbane Auxiliary Bishop Michael Putney has said that the traditional belief that Australian Catholics are not evangelisers is changing.
"Australian Catholics have put an enormous amount of energy into renewing the Church since the Second Vatican Council," he told The Catholic Leader. "Many people are now looking for ways to resond to their fellow Australians by sharing the Gospel with them, and by transforming our culture and society in terms of Christ's vision for a world of justice, peace and reconciliation."
His comments come during preparations for the Hearts on Fire national conference on evangelisation, which the Brisbane Archdiocese will host from 14-17 July.
The gathering is being described as the largest yet held in Brisbane, and will include 110 speakers and more than 160 seminar topics about the Gospel in everyday life. It is expected to attract 2500 clerical and lay participants.
|10:42am 7/5/99 / Catholic Leader|