Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, delievered the annual Dearden Lecture at CUA on March 2. The lecture was covered by Catholic News Service, the National Catholic Reporter, Catholic News Agency, and Salt + Light TV. See below.

Sweet and sour pork, encounter and dialogue - Cardinal 'Chito' Tagle on evangelization in Asia

From: Salt + Light Date: March 6, 2015 Author: Cheridan Eygelaar

This week David LeRoss and I did some filming at the Catholic University of America, and as Providence would have it, we had the opportunity to hear Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speak at the Annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture. The Cardinal spoke about evangelization in Asia in light of Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. We caught up with Cardinal Tagle after the talk and asked him to share some thoughts on his talk and the Pope's recent visit to Asia. You can hear that interview here starting at 1:04.

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By listening to poor, mission of 'Gaudium et Spes' lives, cardinal says

From: Catholic News Service (via Catholic San Francisco) Date: March 4, 2015 Author: Dennis Sadowski

WASHINGTON - By listening to people's suffering, joys and daily endeavors, Catholics bring the vision of the Second Vatican Council to the world, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, told an audience at The Catholic University of America.

Such action demonstrates that the church values the dignity of every person, especially the poor, and that it welcomes encounters with the world without fear, as expressed in "Gaudium et Spes," the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Cardinal Tagle said in delivering the annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture March 2 in Washington.


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Tagle talks 'Gaudium et Spes' and evangelization in Asia at Catholic University of America

From: National Catholic Reporter Date: March 3, 2014 Author: Vinnie Rotondaro

Washington - On Monday afternoon at The Catholic University of America, Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle spoke at length about the seminal Second Vatican Council document Gaudium et Spes and its implications for the modern world, with a special focus on Asia.

The talk, which lasted for an hour, marked the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution of the Church in the Modern World.

"Some people, even up to now, 50 years after the [Second Vatican Council], are still asking the question, 'Why does the church bother with the world?' " Tagle said.

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How Cardinal Tagle thinks the Church can better reach Asian cultures

From: Catholic News Agency Date: March 3, 2015 Author: Matt Hadro

Washington D.C., Mar 3, 2015 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Asia poses unique challenges to the spreading of the Catholic faith, and the Church must respond by evangelizing through personal encounters, insisted the leading Filipino cardinal.

"We have to admit, even up to now, in some parts of Asia Christianity is perceived as alien to Asian cultures," Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila said at a Mar. 2 lecture at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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