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Achieving New Evangelization in Relation to the Typology of Priest-Evangelizer - the Example of the Đakovo-Osijek Archdiocese

Ivana Bendra orcid id ; Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Područni centar Vukovar, Vukovar, Hrvatska
Stanislav Šota orcid id ; Katolički bogoslovni fakultet u Đakovu Sveučilišta J. J. Strossmayer u Osijeku, Đakovo, Hrvatska

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 193 Kb


str. 679-702

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The Catholic Church in contemporary Croatian society is facing many challenges. Namely, although contemporary Croatian society can still be characterized as one in which, among the majority Catholic population, traditional institutional religiosity still dominates, postmodern individualized religiosity is increasingly present in it. Promoting a new evangelization that aims to revive parish communities, while finding new methods of pastoral-catechetical-evangelization activities, the Catholic Church seeks to approach the believer of modern Croatian society and resist the negative consequences that such a form of religiosity leaves on society, on the individual and Christianity as a whole which is in its essence a community of believers. As part of such efforts, the Đakovo-Osijek Archdiocese issued in 2008 Statements and Decisions of the Second Diocesan Synod of Đakovo and Srijem, entitled “You are the Christ - for us and for all people.” The aim of this paper is to show how the phenomenon of a multifaceted typology of priests-evangelizers affects the success in accomplishing the synodal statements and decisions, as given guidelines for the realization of the new evangelization. The above mentioned will be presented by the results of a survey conducted in the period from March to May 2018 using a qualitative method of in-depth interviews with 19 parish priests from the Đakovo-Osijek Archdiocese. The results show that the largest number of parish priests from the Đakovo-Osijek Archdiocese belong to the category of traditionalist-conservative evangelizers (42%), or merely progressively-activated (31%) and resigned-deserter like evangelizers (21%), while only one parish priest shows characteristics of an evangelizer endowed with the spirit of the Good Shepherd (0,05%), which consequently has a negative impact on the possibilities of this particular Church to change the religious situation of Croatian society, and thus on the realization of a new evangelization.

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Statements and Decisions of the Second Diocesan Synod of Đakovo and Srijem; parish priests; typology of evangelizers; new evangelization; postmodern individualized religiosity; qualitative research; Đakovo-Osijek Archdiocese

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