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Pope Benedict asks the faithful to “cherish the rosary during the Year of Faith”

Vatican Information Service VATICAN CITY— Before praying the Angelus Oct. 7, Pope Benedict XVI recalled that the traditional annual “supplication”, in which thousands of faithful around the world participate, was taking place at the Italian shrine of Pompei, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. “As we too spiritually unite ourselves to that choral invocation, […]


Bishop Ricken calls for greater understanding of the sacraments

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops WASHINGTON—The Year of Faith, which begins October 11, is a time for Catholics in the United States to strengthen their faith “through a greater love and understanding of the sacraments,” according to the chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), […]


Seven things Catholics should know about the New Evangelization

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops WASHINGTON—To honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has announced a Year of Faith, starting Oct. 11 and ending Nov. 24, 2013, to strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw the world to […]


Pope entrusts the Year of Faith and synod to Mary

By Catholic News Service LORETO, Italy—During a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, Pope Benedict XVI formally entrusted to Mary the world Synod of Bishops and the Year of Faith. The pope was marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed John XXIII’s visit to the Marian shrine, about 175 miles northeast of Rome, […]


Ten ways Catholics can live the Year of Faith

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops WASHINGTON—To honor the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has announced a Year of Faith, starting Oct. 11 and ending Nov. 24, 2013. The goal is to strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw […]


Questions & Answers

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops What is the Year of Faith? At certain times in the history of the Church, popes have called upon the faithful to dedicate themselves to deepening their understanding of a particular aspect of the faith. In 1967, Pope Paul VI announced a Year of Faith commemorating the 19th centenary […]


Welcome to the Year of Faith

From Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone Welcome my brothers and sisters in Christ, In his Apostolic Letter, Porte Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI has called Catholics to live out their baptismal call in a Year of Faith from Oct. 11, 2012, to Nov. 24, 2013. In his letter, the Holy Father wrote: “The ‘door of faith’ (Acts […]


Pope authorizes granting of indulgences for Year of Faith events

By Francis X. Rocca | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY—Catholics who participate in events connected with the 2012-2013 Year of Faith can receive a special indulgence, the Vatican said. Pope Benedict XVI authorized the granting of a plenary, or full, indulgence in order to highlight the Year of Faith and encourage the “reading, or rather, […]


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