Second Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday

In this week’s Encountering the Word video for the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, Jeff Cavins describes how Jesus wants us to look past our fears and accept his divine mercy. The readings are: First Reading: Acts 4:32-35…

The Story of Easter Calls Us to Evangelize

In the teaching of Vatican II and all the popes since, we hear over and over again that evangelization is the primary task of the Church. In fact, in 1983, Pope John Paul II declared, “I sense that the time has come for the Church to focus all of its energies on a new evangelization.”