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75 Jurist 197 (2015)
The Reform of the Roman Curia at the Service of the New Evangelization

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THE   JURIST   75(2015) 197-228


                                             KURT      MARTENS*



The Reform of the Roman Curia at the

Service of the New Evangelization




Introduction
In his apostolic letter Novo Millennio Ineunte at the close of the Great Jubi-
lee of the year 2000, John Paul I wrote:

    Over the years, I have often repeated the summons to the new evangeliza-
    tion. I do so again now, especially in order to insist that we must rekindle in
    ourselves the impetus of the beginnings and allow ourselves to be filled with
    the ardour of the apostolic preaching which followed Pentecost. We must
    revive in ourselves the burning conviction of Paul, who cried out, Woe to
    me if I do not preach the Gospel (1 Cor 9:16).'

As John Paul II recalled in that apostolic letter, he had already often spo-
ken about the new evangelization. What is then this new evangelization?
And how new is the new evangelization, if we have spoken about it for




    * Associate Professor, School of Canon Law, The Catholic University of America,
Washington D.C.
    ** Revised text of the opening address given at the 49th annual convention of the
Canadian Canon Law Society on October 20, 2014 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
Canada.
    r. John Paul II, apostolic letter Novo Millennio Ineunte 40,January 6, 2001: AAS 93 (2ooi) 294:
Totiens hisce iam superioribus annis adhortationem repetivimus ad novam evangelizationen.
Iterum nunc earn inculcamus, praesertim ut persuadeatur in nobis impulsionem originum
ipsarum denuo esse accendendam, unde ardore invicem ipsi apostolicae praedicationis
post Pentecosten perfundamur. Incensa illa Pauli affectio in nobis est rursus sentienda olim
exclamantis: -Vae enim mihi est, si non evangelizavero>  (1 Cor 9, j6). English translation
from Origins 30/31 (January 18, 2001) 501.

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