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*Image: Christ and the Samaritan by Paolo Veronese and workshop, c. 1585 [Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna]

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing, March 9, 2023

Stephen P. White is executive director of The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America and a fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

What is the Gospel? It’s an important question. What, in other words, is the “Good News,” the content of the message that we, the baptized, are to proclaim to the nations? We hear a lot in the Church these days about the need for evangelization, about the need to be missionary disciples – Pope  Francis’ exhortations to show the “joy of the Gospel” and to act with the “flavor of the Gospel.” What does this mean?

What is the Good News? It is a question every Christian ought to be willing and able to answer. Each of us ought to be ready to give an account, as Peter tells us, of the hope that is in us. …

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