Where are we to look for this new evangelisation? Pope Benedict knows that it is not a question of tactics or programmes, nor of immediate success or sudden large numbers.
Both Popes Benedict and Pope John Paul II have looked instead to what has been called the Marian principle in the Church for the new life required for a new evangelisation.
Addressing the newly created Cardinals in 2006, for instance, Pope Benedict referred to Pope John Paul II’s emphasis on the Marian principle and then reminded the Cardinals that the Church’s Marian principle in the Church is “even more fundamental” than the Petrine principle to which it is united.
See his homily at the Eucharistic Concelebration with the New Cardinals on March 25th, 2006.
Fr. Brendan Leahy, Professor of Dogmatic Theology
Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy
The Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy aims to do everything
possible to provide a safe environment for children and young people
where they are cherished and encouraged to become involved in the life
of our Church.
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. With the approval and support of the Popes and a great many Bishops, Priests and Religious, as well as the prayers and efforts of legionaries, the Legion, by the grace of God, has grown into a worldwide organisation with several million members.