Category Archives: Motu Proprio Data

FOR THE INDICTION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH 14-15

14. The Year of Faith will also be a good opportunity to intensify the witness of charity. As Saint Paul reminds us: “So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor 13:13). With even … Continue reading

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FOR THE INDICTION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH 12-13

12. In this Year, then, the Catechism of the Catholic Church will serve as a tool providing real support for the faith, especially for those concerned with the formation of Christians, so crucial in our cultural context. To this end, I have … Continue reading

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FOR THE INDICTION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH 10-11

10. At this point I would like to sketch a path intended to help us understand more profoundly not only the content of the faith, but also the act by which we choose to entrust ourselves fully to God, in … Continue reading

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FOR THE INDICTION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH 7-9

7. “Caritas Christi urget nos” (2 Cor 5:14): it is the love of Christ that fills our hearts and impels us to evangelize. Today as in the past, he sends us through the highways of the world to proclaim his Gospel to … Continue reading

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FOR THE INDICTION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH 5-6

5. In some respects, my venerable predecessor saw this Year as a “consequence and a necessity of the postconciliar period”,[8] fully conscious of the grave difficulties of the time, especially with regard to the profession of the true faith and … Continue reading

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FOR THE INDICTION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH 4

4. In the light of all this, I have decided to announce a 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 … Continue reading

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FOR THE INDICTION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH 2-3

2. 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 … Continue reading

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