year of faith

Jun 22, 2012

This year marks fifty years since the opening session of the Second Vatican Council (11 October).

Pope Benedict has called for a “Year of Faith”, that this year might be an opportunity to rediscover the beauty of faith.  At the heart of this is a “New Evangelisation”.   

This “New Evangelisation” acknowledges an unfortunate reality in the lives of most Catholic’s today.  The vast majority of Catholics formed since the Council, have little real knowledge of the beauty and depth of Catholic life. Much of our religious education focussed primarily on the way we treat others. This is essential of course, but if it is not based on a deep gratitude for the loving way that God always treats us, then we will find faith always to be a struggle.

Today the pope has launched a new website to provide guidance and resources for the “Year of Faith”.  You will find the website at this link.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts

living abundantly

living abundantly

I’m in Auckland this week offering sessions for anyone who is interested. I hope to see you. Share the word and bring a friend.

moving ahead

moving ahead

The discipline of daily writing keeps me alert to the presence and action of Jesus in my life every day.

the seekers

the seekers

If the Magi had settled for seeking creature comforts, they would never have encountered the Lord.

truth seeking

truth seeking

A faith that is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature. It is this friendship that opens us up to all that is good

a conversation

a conversation

a podcast conversation between Siân Owen RSJ, Merv Duffy SM & John O’Connor