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Why are we Called to Faithful Evangelization?
New book from respected cardinal puts forth a highly convincing and doable plan for reaching the masses with Christ's love
Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com
SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- It might just as easily be titled "Subsidiarity in Action." The new book by Francis Cardinal Arinze, THE EVANGELIZING PARISH, explores how the centuries old institution — the parish community — is often still the foundation from which flows Christian examples of brotherly love, compassion, teaching and healing.

The former Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Arinze, has penned a short book that is not only relatable, but arguably invaluable, to every member of the parish family. THE EVANGELIZING PARISH is a roadmap for anyone who seeks to answer the call to witness to Christ according to their vocation in life.

THE EVANGELIZING PARISH is written for all members of the Catholic parish. It has concrete advice and suggestions for priests, religious and the lay faithful. Each member group has unique and special responsibilities for carrying out the mission of the church by extending a hand of mercy and grace to every human being. Cardinal Arinze details the areas in which the parish can — and in many cases, must — act as Christ's hands and feet.

Cardinal Arinze explains that his new book is not an academic or canonical dissertation on parish life. But rather, it hopes to set forth a series of reflections and suggestions for priests, religious and lay faithful to use as tools to live out the call to evangelization. Whether it be by administering the sacraments or other counsel, catechesis of the faithful, ministry to the poor or in helping in another way via their specific vocation in life, evangelization is truly for everyone.

"A beautifully written, eminently practical and useful reflection on enriching the evangelical spirit of the parish and extending its missionary outreach," Most Rev. Charles Chaput, archbishop of Philadelphia, says of THE EVANGELIZING PARISH. "This is a book to enjoy, learn from and re-read."

For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with Mark Brumley, CEO of Ignatius Press, or Fr. Joseph Fessio, founder and editor of Ignatius Press, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.