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The Year of Faith
Transcript of The Year of Faith
placed at the service of the good.
CCC 1830, 1833 "Ever since the start of my ministry as Successor of Peter, I have spoken of the need to rediscover the journey of faith so as to shed ever clearer light on the joy and renewed enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ." Pope Benedict "Porta Fidei" Pope Benedict XVI Second Vatican Council (1962-65)
was an instrumental council for renewal in the understanding of the Church and the presentation
of the Gospel in the modern world. 50th Anniversary of
Second Vatican Council 20th Anniversary of the publication
The Catechism of the Catholic Church the power by which we assent to God,
acknowledge his truth,
and commit ourselves
personally to Him. FAITH FAITH is a virtue. The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church.
(for the beginning of the Year of Faith) "It will begin on 11 October 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and it will end on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, on 24 November 2013." Pope Benedict "Porta Fidei" Participate in the sacraments, especially Mass on SUNDAY ,
which is always a holy day of obligation. Defend the dignity of human life.
Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Read The Holy Father's letter, "Porta Fidei," Bishop Rhoades has asked us to recite the Creed DAILY . . . and pray the acts of Faith, Hope, and Love. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
Amen. Council (n.) - legally convened assemblies of ecclesiastical dignitaries and theological experts for the purpose of discussion and regulating matters of church doctrine and discipline.
. . . It's a meeting(s) of the Pope, Bishops, and other theological authorities to discuss matters of FAITH. http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catechism/catechism-of-the-catholic-church/ Praised be Jesus Christ! Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God
in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I believe that your divine Son became man and died
for our sins and that he will come to judge the living
and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which
the Holy Catholic Church teaches because you have
revealed them who are eternal truth and wisdom, who
can neither deceive nor be deceived. In this faith I
intend to live and die. Amen.
Act of Hope
O Lord, God, I hope by your grace for the pardon
of all my sins and after life here to gain eternal
happiness because you have promised it who
are infinitely powerful, faithful, kind, and merciful.
In this hope I intend to live and die. Amen.
Act of Love
O Lord God, I love you above all things and
I love my neighbor for your sake because
you are the highest, infinite and perfect good,
worthy of all my love. In this love I intend to
live and die. Amen. http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/motu_proprio/documents/hf_ben-xvi_motu-proprio_20111011_porta-fidei_en.html What is a catechism?
A catechism is a book which teaches the fundamental Christian truths in a understandable way. The Catechism "is offered to all the faithful who want to understand better the inexhaustible riches of salvation."
Pope John Paul II There have been various minor catechisms created in effort to meet the needs of all the church in all areas of life. Catechism for young people, given by Pope Benedict for the 2011 World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain.