The Year of Faith

There will be a “Year of Faith” celebrated throughout the world, starting on October 11, 2012 and ending on November 24, 2013. The starting date coincides with the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and, I believe, the 30th anniversary of the release of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

A document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith outlining this year with suggestions on universal,  episcopal conference, diocesan and parish levels will be released in two days.

The Holy Father issued his Apostolic Letter Porta fidei last October announcing the coming of this year dedicated to catechesis and a renewed understanding of Vatican II. The Holy Father wants to clarify that Vatican II was not about “discontinuity and rupture” with Tradition, but rather of “reform” and “renewal in continuity.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is be a focal point in the new evangelization.

Stay tuned for more forthcoming information.

2 thoughts on “The Year of Faith

  1. Fr. Ron Garry

    Bob
    This is from a classmate from IHMS, St. Mary’s class of ’79, Fr. Ron Garry. I was doing a google search for Year of Faith, and came upon your name. I have great memories of your guidance of me, when we were younger seeker of the Lord’s ways. I am now in Rapid City Diocese, in McLaughlin SD, and would like to renew a friendship, and share ideas for parish level and Knights of Columbus level activities for the year of faith. Please contact me.

  2. Deacon Bob Post author

    Hi Ron,
    I recall very well our time at IHM, especially the Kelly Combo. Good to hear from you.
    Hope all is well for you. I’ll be in touch.
    Bob

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