Fr. Barron on the “Seven Great Qualities of a New Evangelist”

In his latest YouTube commentary, Fr. Robert Barron recounts his Rector’s message to the seminarians at Mundelein. He spoke on the “Seven Great Qualities of a New Evangelist” and, weaving together insights from St. Paul, Bl. John Paul II, and Venerable Fulton Sheen, he showed why it’s such a “great time to be a seminarian.”
 
(In case you missed it, here’s my own talk from last night titled “The New Evangelist: How to Share Your Faith With Clarity, Calm, and Joy”.)
 

 

Which of the seven qualities do you think are most key?

 

  • Philom

    I would like to see an update of these indicators. This is the so-called spring time of evangelisation. Let us all weep!!

    UVA interviews Ken Jones � author of Index of Leading Catholic Indicators This Kenneth C. Jones wrote a very informative article that I just read in The Latin Mass Magazine (Fall 2003 Vol. 12, no. 4). Sounds like his book is a powerful indictment of the destruction of Vatican II. He uses objective and cold hard facts. No subjective “feelings” about the situation. Bernie � From the article: There were 49,000 seminarians in 1965. By 2002 the number had plunged to 4,700 – a 90 percent decrease�.It is not being an alarmist to say that within our lifetime, there will be virtually no nuns in the United States – a stunning turn of events since 1965�.At the grade school level, there were 10,503 parochial schools in 1965 and 6,623 in 2002. The number of students went from 4.5 million to 1.9 million.

    http://www.unavoce.org/articles/2003/interview_with_ken_jones.htm

  • Philom

    Sounds like universal salvation, ecumenism and indifferentism all condemned by the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

  • Micha_Elyi

    Summary of Fr. Barron’s points:

    Evangelization is sharing a relationship with Jesus Christ. (0:50 min)

    The Seven Qualities:

    1. intimate friendship with the Lord (1:03 min)
    2. filled with ardor, fire (1:18 min)
    3. knows the story of Israel (temple, prophecy, covenant, law) (2:06 min)
    4. knows the current culture and how our great tradition trumps it (3:24 min)
    5. loves the great tradition (4:28 mni)
    6. has a missionary heart, a passion for souls (5:44 min)
    7. knows and loves the new media (7:04 min)