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The Formation of the Gospels

We can distinguish three stages in the formation of the Gospels: 1. the life and teaching of Jesus. the Church holds firmly that the four Gospels, “whose historicity she unhesitatingly affirms, faithfully hand on what Jesus, the Son of God, … 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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The History of the Rosary

The origin of the Rosary is extremely obscure. According to the tradition of the Order of Preachers, accepted by a number of Popes since 1495, the Rosary was devised by St. Dominic himself, and used by him in his missionary … Continue reading

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