Year Of Faith 2012-2013

Year of Faith - a brief introduction

Apostolic Letter: Porta Fidei

Year of Faith: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops


YEAR OF FAITH
Pope Benedict has designated a Year of Faith which began on October 11th, 2012 (50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council) to the Solemnity of Christ the King November 24th, 2013.

The Year of Faith is a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world” (Porta fidei 6). The Year of Faith is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion – to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him. The pope has described this conversion as opening the “door of faith” (cont'd here)....(see Acts 14:27).
The Year of Faith, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council coincides with the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II introduced the Catechism in 1992 and noted that “the principal task entrusted to the Council was to guard and present better the precious deposit of Christian doctrine.” When Pope Benedict called the Year of Faith, he wrote, ““All can find in the Catechism of the Catholic Church a precious and indispensable tool. It is one of the most important fruits of Vatican Council II….. it is in this sense that the Year of Faith will have to see a concerted effort to rediscover and study the fundamental content of the faith that receives its systematic and organic synthesis in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.”

To view a webinar on “Teaching in the Year of Faith” go to Webinar on “Teaching in the Year of Faith. Joe Paprocki speaks of the 4 pillars of the CCC – the Creed, Prayer, Sacraments and Morality

The Second Vatican Council: What was it and why is it important today?
October 11, 2012, is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. To commemorate this, the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published a pastoral letter titled The Second Vatican Council: What was it and why is it important today?
Its publication is part of the many celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary, including today’s celebration in Rome presided by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Vatican II Pastoral Letter can be found here
The pope has described this conversion as opening the “door of faith” (cont'd here).... (see Acts 14:27).




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