|PROCLAIM 2012 follow-up|
About Proclaim 2012 Conference
PROCLAIM 2012 was a conference on the New Evangelisation organised on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference by the National Office for Evangelisation and Catholic Mission, and primarily sponsored by Invocare.
It was an extraordinary three days during 9-11 August 2012 for the enrichment of the faith for all Catholics – priests and diocesan staff and volunteers, married, young adults, clergy and religious.
News and Updates
PROCLAIM 2012 - Keynote Presentations now availableMonday, 20 August 2012 @ 4:27 pm
Archbishop Fisichella and Martha Fernandez-Sardina have kindly made available the text of their talks for PROCLAIM 2012.
These texts will be invaluable for those who were present at the conference and want to recap on what was said, as well as for those who were not able to attend PROCLAIM.
1. What is the New Evangelisation and what does it mean for the Church – Archbishop Rino Fisichella [download]
2. Personal Conversion – An Indispensable Key in Personal and Parish Evangelisation – Martha Fernandez-Sardina [download]
3. Jesus and the Year of Faith Impelling the New Evangelisation – Archbishop Rino Fisichella [download]
Keynote Presentations also available on DVD - link to order form
PROCLAIM 2012 - Seminar Papers available
Some of the presenters of the 44 Seminars during PROCLAIM 2012 have made available their papers.
To find which ones are available click here.
PROCLAIM 2012 - Capturing the Wisdom
What is one thing you are doing in your parish/group that works?
The information that was captured from participants is available here.
PROCLAIM 2012 - Emerging Questions
What are the questions that are now emerging?
A Summary of the questions that were captured from participants is available here.
What others have written about the New Evangelisation
PROCLAIM Greeted with Acclaim
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 @ 10:18 am
The first ever national conference for Catholics, focusing specifically on the “new evangelisation”, has been hailed as a “Spirit-filled success”.
Organisers predicted PROCLAIM 2012 – which wrapped up in Chatswood, on Sydney’s north today (Saturday, August 11) – would come to be recognised as a “water shed” moment in the life of the Australian Catholic Church.
Director for the National Office for Evangelisation, Marita Winters said feedback, both formal and anecdotal, proved that the event had “ticked a lot of boxes”.
In a show of both solidarity and loyalty to the universal Church, Proclaim 2012 featured input from overseas guest speakers, including Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the President of the Vatican’s newly formed Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation and Martha Fernandez-Sardina, the Director of the Office for Evangelisation in the Archdiocese of San Antonio in the United States.
Mrs Winters said the input of Archbishop Fisichella was significant because it showed that the Vatican took a great interest in how the New Evangelisation was being embraced and implemented by Australian Catholics, while also recognising the Church in Australia was pioneering many innovative ways of spreading the Gospel.
A highlight of the three-day gathering was a Youth Rally on Friday night (August 10), featuring live music, multimedia and hip-hop and krump dancing.