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English bishops aim to harvest fruits from Year of Faith

Dec 4, 2013 - 02:22 am .- Two Catholic bishops in England – Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury and Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth – have written to their flocks announcing plans to continue deepening the experience of the recently concluded Year of Faith.

Fruits of the Year of Faith just beginning, cardinal says

Nov 27, 2013 - 03:31 pm .- Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto reflected at the close of the Year of Faith that many visible fruits can already been seen, but that the true depth of these will not be known until coming years.

Denver archbishop: Year of Faith was a time 'to meet Jesus'

Nov 24, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver says the end of the Year of Faith should encourage Catholics to continue to grow from an encounter with Christ and to share their faith with others.

Pope concludes Year of Faith preaching 'centrality of Christ'

Nov 24, 2013 - 06:19 am .- In his homily at Sunday Mass on the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis emphasized Jesus’ crucial place in creation, history, and the Church.

Priests call Year of Faith a chance to deepen knowledge of God

Nov 22, 2013 - 05:29 pm .- As the Year of Faith draws to a close, two U.S. priests reflected on faith and the new evangelization, noting the importance of faith as the way that human being come to know God.

Pope Francis to release first apostolic exhortation

Nov 18, 2013 - 10:38 am .- The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will officially deliver his first post-synodal apostolic exhortation to coincide with the end of the Year of Faith.

Year of Faith to be marked by exposition of St. Peter relics

Nov 8, 2013 - 10:53 am .- A Vatican official announced that in anticipation of the close of the Year of Faith, the relics of the first Bishop of Rome will be exposed with the aim of re-awakening the faith of the first Christians.

Catholics in Hiroshima mark 90th diocesan anniversary

Oct 8, 2013 - 02:39 am .- The Diocese of Hiroshima is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year with programs for spiritual renewal, a focus on priestly vocations, and an effort to draw attention to local martyrs.  

Archbishop Chaput lauds Pope's display of God's tenderness

Oct 3, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Pope Francis’ papacy has been marked by a distinct emphasis on the poor and a unique ability to convey God’s tenderness, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Oct. 1 at the seminary of his archdiocese.

Scott Hahn calls Year of Faith book release 'holy coincidence'

Sep 11, 2013 - 04:08 am .- At a talk given in the Archdiocese of Denver, Dr. Scott Hahn of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology detailed his new book “Consuming the Word,” while highlighting the importance of the Year of Faith.

Diverse Singapore parish blooming during Year of Faith

Sep 7, 2013 - 01:01 pm .- Through a special website and numerous events to help offer catechesis, Risen Christ parish in central Singapore has promoted spiritual growth for its diverse parishioners throughout the Year of Faith.

'Bear witness to faith,' bishop encourages Thai Catholic youth

Jul 26, 2013 - 02:00 pm .- Several thousand children and teens in Thailand marked the Catholic Church’s Year of Faith by attending a special faith formation workshop.

Open your hearts to faith, archbishop encourages Thai Catholics

Jul 25, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, the Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, encouraged a large gathering of Thai Catholics to renew their lives during the Year of Faith.

Buy humble bicycles, Pope advises future priests, nuns

Jul 9, 2013 - 10:05 am .- “I think that bicycles are necessary because there’s a lot of work to do and you have to move around but get a humbler one!” Pope Francis told seminarians and novices July 7 in the Vatican’ s Paul VI Hall.

Catholics in Russia form Year of Faith pilgrimage

Jun 23, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- To mark the Year of Faith in Russia, lay-Catholic group Una Voce has organized a five-day pilgrimage in honor of 11th-century king Saint Olaf, including daily Mass and veneration of his icon.

Pope's friendliness impresses Harley-Davidson crowd

Jun 16, 2013 - 09:01 am .- Harley-Davidson owners flocked to St. Peter’s Square today for a chance to greet Pope Francis, and they came away struck by his friendliness and closeness to the people.

Pope: Selfish living leads to slavery, death

Jun 16, 2013 - 06:25 am .- As he met with thousands of pro-life advocates from around the globe, Pope Francis stressed that the Gospel is the “way to freedom and life,” but lifestyles that are “dictated by selfishness” lead to slavery and death.

Defending life in politics part of New Evangelization, Cardinal Burke states

Jun 15, 2013 - 09:25 am .- Participating in the political process in favor of human life is a part of the New Evangelization, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said as he kicked-off a pro-life weekend at the Vatican.

Pope confirms faith encyclical nearly done

Jun 13, 2013 - 10:44 am .- Pope Francis put aside his prepared remarks this morning and told members of the Synod of Bishops that the encyclical on faith is almost ready and the exhortation on evangelization will be finished before the Year of Faith is over.

Cardinal Burke backs pro-life legislative efforts

Jun 12, 2013 - 07:41 am .- Just three days before a Vatican pro-life summit, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke urged people to actively resist efforts to pass anti-life legislation, because “many strong forces are at work.”

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