Evangelization begins with beauty – Barron

January 28, 2013

To evangelize in today’s world, Catholics “need to recover their sense of ardor for Jesus risen from the dead,” Father Robert Barron told a conference in Salt Lake City.

Successful evangelization “begins with the beautiful,” Barron said in his Jan. 10 talk to the national Cathedral Ministry Conference.

“The Church is about bringing Christ to the world,” he said.

“Christ sets the agenda for the Church age in and age out.”

While the Church has to modernize to some degree, “Christ is the norm.

It’s not modernization of the Church, it’s Christification of the world, that’s the program.”