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Holy Father announces ‘Year of Faith’ October 17, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Interior Life, North Deanery, Papa.
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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!

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1. Mary - October 17, 2011

Praise God! Long live Papa!

“Porta Fidei” is interesting. Papa coincides the Year of Faith with the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council to provide a good opportunity to help people understand that the texts bequeathed by the Council Fathers “have lost nothing of their value or brilliance. They need to be read correctly, to be widely known and taken to heart as important and normative texts of the Magisterium, within the Church’s Tradition … I feel more than ever in duty bound to point to the Council as the great grace bestowed on the Church in the twentieth century: there we find a sure compass by which to take our bearings in the century now beginning.”[9] I would also like to emphasize strongly what I had occasion to say concerning the Council a few months after my election as Successor of Peter: “if we interpret and implement it guided by a right hermeneutic, it can be and can become increasingly powerful for the ever necessary renewal of the Church.”

It often happens that Christians are more concerned for the social, cultural and political consequences of their commitment, continuing to think of the faith as a self-evident presupposition for life in society.

It’s worth the time to read. I think Papa has big plans.


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