April – Pope Benedict XVI visits the United States “to summon the Church in America to recognize, in the light of a dramatically changing social and religious landscape, the urgency and demands of a New Evangelization. 1
Oct. 7 – Pope John Paul II writes Mane Nobiscum Domine and begins the Year of the Eucharist
Nov. 10 – Pope John Paul II identifies the New Evangelization as “the theme underlying all the Church’s synods since the Second Vatican Council”2 inTertio Millenio Adveniente (Third Millenium of the New Era)
August – World Youth Day is held in Denver, CO. emphasizing the New Evangelization for the new millenium.
Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States