Recommended Resources


 Steven Boguslawski, OP, and Ralph Martin. The New Evangelization: Overcoming the Obstacles (Paulist Press, 2008).

Catechism of the Catholic Church: Second Edition. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1997. Sections on Evangelization, Missions, Gospel, Jesus, and Holy Spirit.

Christian Hospitality: A Handbook for Parishes. Evangelization Ministry, Archdiocese of Louisville, 1200 South Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40203.

DeSiano, Frank, CSP., Boyack, CSP. Discovering My Experience of God. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2009.

DeSiano, Frank, CSP. The Evangelizing Catholic: a Practical Handbook for Reaching Out.  Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1998.

DeSiano, Frank, CSP. Perspectives for the Synod on the New Evangelization: A View From the United States. Washington DC: Paulist Evangelization Ministries, 2012.

Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization. Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2012.

Doctrinal Note on Some Aspects of Evangelization. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican. December 14, 2007. Also available online at

Dulles, Avery, S.J.  “Why Catholics Don’t Evangelize and Why They Must,” America Magazine, February 1, 1992, pp. 52-59, 69-72.

Duquin, Lorene Hanley. Fishing for Inactive and Alienated Catholics. (audio presentation on June 5, 2008)

Duquin, Lorene Hanley. When a Loved One Leaves the Church: What You Can Do. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2001.

“Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.,” Pew Forum on Religion & Pubic Life, Apr 27, 2009.

Forte, Bruno. The Church: Icon of the Trinity. Boston: St. Paul Books & Media, 1991

Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States. Washington, D.C.: USCC Publishing, 2002.

Hater, Fr. Robert J. The Parish Guide to the New Evangelization. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 2013.

Hayes, Mike. Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in Their 20s and 30s. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2007.

Ivereigh, Austen. How to Defend the Faith: Without Raising your Voice. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 2012.

Krisak, Fr. Tony.  Are You Saved Yet? Evangelization Exchange, March 2012.

Krisak, Fr. Tony.  Longing for an Invitation, Evangelization Exchange, May 2011.

Krisak, Fr. Tony. Conversations about Faith, Evangelization Exchange, Oct 2010.

New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith: Lineamenta. Synod of Bishops, XIII Ordinary General Assembly. 2012

Paul VI, Pope.  On Evangelization in the Modern World.  Boston, MA: Daughters of St Paul, 1975.

Paulist Evangelization Ministries.  3031 Fourth St., NE, Washington, DC 20017.  (202) 832-5022.

 Sacraments Today: Belief and Practice among U.S. Catholics, CARA, February 2008.

Sullivan, Joseph T. How to Share Your Faith with Others: A Good News Guidebook. Liguori, MO: Liguori Publications, 2000.

Theology-on-Tap. Young Adult Ministry Office, Archdiocese of Chicago, 711 W. Monroe, Chicago, Illinois 60661, 312-466-9473.

Weddell, Sherry A. Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2012.

Wright, Allan F. Jesus, the Evangelist. Cincinnati, OH: Franciscan Media, 2013.

Wuerl, Cardinal Donald. New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 2013. Paulist Young Adult Ministries, New York, NY. For ministry to people in their 20’s and 30’s. Interactive help for inactive Catholics.