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Year of Faith

 

The journey of faith

The second Year of Faith came to a close on Sunday 24 November in St Peter’s Square with the celebration of an exceptionally beautiful liturgy. ...

Christ is the centre

Benedict XVI inaugurated the Year of Faith on 11 October 2012, presenting it as “a pilgrimage in the deserts of today's world”. Pope Francis concluded ...

'Evangelii gaudium' to be consigned on 24 November

Evangelii gaudium is the title of the Apostolic Exhortation that Pope Francis will consign on Sunday, 24 November, in St Peter's Square, during the celebration ...

The first 100 days

The Year of Faith has now landed in China. The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization has put the logo and calendar online in ...

Renewing, the key word for the Year of Faith

Renewing, Church, mission and faith. These are the four words that according to Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput of Philadelphia require greater attention in the Year ...

The Year of Faith in the spirit of the martyrs

The Year of Faith in Japan is “a challenge for all Churches, but in a special way for Japan because she faces many challenges, which ...

Ten saints for the Year of Faith

The bishops' conference of the United States has made another contribution to rediscovering the faith. In a recent note the secretariat for evangelization and catechesis ...

In Syria on behalf of the Pope and of the Synod

Benedict XVI has arranged to send a delegation to Syria to express solidarity and closeness to the tormented people of that nation, both on behalf ...

Pontifical Diplomats for the new evangelization

The Pope has decided to call all nuncios, apostolic delegates and permanent observers back to Rome this upcoming June for the Year of Faith. “It ...

A pilgrimage in the deserts of today’s world

“A pilgrimage in the deserts of today’s world”. This is the suggestive image chosen by Benedict XVI to represent the Year of Faith, inaugurated this ...

More than a commemoration

Ever since Benedict XVI announced the Year of Faith it has been understood that the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council ...

Indulgence for the Year of Faith

For the occasion of the Year of Faith -- which will begin on Thursday, 11 October, and conclude on 24 November 2013 -- the Apostolic ...

Towards the Year of Faith and the Synod

The Pope is going to the Shrine of Loreto on 4 October to commend “to the Mother of God the principal ecclesial events for which ...

Francis of Assisi, Newman and the Gospel

Blessed John Henry Newman, in his great book, A Grammar of Assent, distinguishes two forms of knowledge. He calls one “notional” and the other “real.” ...

A website in Arabic for the Year of Faith

It's called Baghdad al Īmān (Baghdad of the faith) and the website (in Arabic) is promoted by the Council of Catholic Bishops in Iraq, led ...

Decalogue for the Year of Faith

Washington,26. Participation in the sacraments, prayers, charity work, reading the Bible and the documents of the Councils. These are just a few of the 10 ...

That decisive challenge

In announcing the Year of Faith Benedict XVI urged us to rethink and, especially, to relive our faith in a new way, without taking anything ...

A pause for prayer

A brief pause in work and activities to remember Jesus and his love for humanity. A short interlude, even if it is preceded by the ...

Francis Xavier reaches his arm out to Australia

On 14 September St Francis Xavier will leave Rome to strengthen and spread the faith among the peoples of the East. Of course not the ...

With one heart on the island of St Patrick

Decisively opposing the trend of secularization, looking with renewed trust to the future and strengthening the sense of belonging and ecclesial coresponsibility. On the island ...

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Oct. 18, 2018