Bishop Brian J. Dunn said the crisis has led to "distrust of teachings and values," which is essential for Catholics.
Synod of Bishops 2012
John Allen in Rome: The pope raised some eyebrows last night when he told a gathered crowd that the church's joy today is "more sober" than 50 years ago.
All Things Catholic: The synod has really pointed out the differences in evangelization around the world -- each regional prelate has different concerns.
Yesterday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council in 1962, and Benedict XVI marked the occasion with a Mass to open the “Year of Faith,” featuring a special message from Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.
Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, said any evangelization he's done has always and only been a matter of building on the evangelization already begun within the family.
"My pastoral work is simply an addition to what the family has already built," he said Wednesday during a speech to the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization.
Credit for the flowering of new vocations also lies with the family because it is "the first school of faith and truly encourages a personal encounter with Christ."
John Allen in Rome: The leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion told the Synod of Bishops that evangelization is at odds with an "ambitious ego" and ought to be a shared project.
It may seem a surprising thing for any pope to say, but Benedict XVI today insisted that Christianity must take a "critical stance toward religion, both internally and externally," meaning both with the other religions of the world and inside its own house.
Christians, the pope said, constantly should be alert for the various ways in which religions, including their own, can become "sick" and "distorted."
Just Catholic: New evangelization won't happen until all agree that we are made in the image of God. Will the synod help?
John Allen in Rome: One of the church's rising stars told the synod that the church must "discover the power of silence."
One cardinal told the synod the news media cover the church in a way that "is full of lies" and the church needs to use its media to spread the faith.