The Year of Faith

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Pope Benedict has issued a Motu Proprio announcing the celebration of a “Year of Faith.” The yearlong celebration, from October 11, 2012-November 24, 2013, will mark not only the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, it will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Holy Father asks that the Church returns to the texts of the Council, to interpret them “within the Church’s Tradition” and to see them once again as “the great grace bestowed on the Church in the twentieth century” (emphasis in original).

The apostolic letter, “Porta Fidei,” can be read in it’s entirety¬†here.

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