Holy Father announces ‘Year of Faith’ October 17, 2011Posted by tantamergo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Interior Life, North Deanery, Papa.
Pope Benedict XVI has announced that 2012 will be the “Year of Faith.” I pray that it is so.
“It’s precisely to give new impetus to the mission of the whole Church to lead men out of the desert in which they often find themselves, to the place of life, of friendship with Christ, who gives us life in abundance. I would like to announce in this Eucharistic celebration I have decided to convene a ‘Year of Faith’, which I will explain in an apostolic letter. This ‘Year of Faith’ begins on October 11, 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Vatican II, and ends on November 24, 2013, for the Solemnity of Christ, the King of the Universe. It will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him and to proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time.”
The Motu Proprio announcing the Year of Faith is Porta Fidei. Perhaps the Holy Father will further solemnize the year by implementing a thoroughgoing effort to align all the documents of Vatican II with Tradition!