Year of Faith

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English bishops aim to harvest fruits from Year of Faith

Dec 4, 2013

Two Catholic bishops in England – Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury and Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth – have written... Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins celebrates Mass in Rome in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Pontifical Canadian College on Nov. 21, 2013.

Fruits of the Year of Faith just beginning, cardinal says

Nov 27, 2013

By Elise Harris

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto reflected at the close of the Year of Faith that many visible fruits can already... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila. (File photo/CNA).

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

Nov 24, 2013

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver says the end of the Year of Faith should encourage Catholics to continue to... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the relics of St. Peter on November 24, 2013.

Pope concludes Year of Faith preaching 'centrality of Christ'

Nov 24, 2013

In his homily at Sunday Mass on the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis emphasized Jesus’ crucial place in... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

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

Nov 22, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

As the Year of Faith draws to a close, two U.S. priests reflected on faith and the new evangelization, noting... Read more

Pope Francis greets children as they arrive in Vatican City aboard a train during the Journey of Beauty event June 23, 2013.

Pope Francis to release first apostolic exhortation

Nov 18, 2013

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will officially deliver his first post-synodal apostolic exhortation to coincide with the end... Read more

Statue of Saint Peter outside of Saint Peters Basilica.

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

Nov 8, 2013

By Elise Harris

A Vatican official announced that in anticipation of the close of the Year of Faith, the relics of the first... Read more

Bishop Manyo Maeda leads a Marian procession Hiroshima.

Catholics in Hiroshima mark 90th diocesan anniversary

Oct 8, 2013

The Diocese of Hiroshima is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year with programs for spiritual renewal, a focus on priestly... Read more

Archbishop Chaput at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

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

Oct 3, 2013

Pope Francis’ papacy has been marked by a distinct emphasis on the poor and a unique ability to convey God’s... Read more

Dr. Scott Hahn speaks at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Centennial, CO on September 4, 2013.

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

Sep 11, 2013

At a talk given in the Archdiocese of Denver, Dr. Scott Hahn of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology... Read more

A Marian Procession with members of Risen Christ Parish in Singapore.

Diverse Singapore parish blooming during Year of Faith

Sep 7, 2013

Through a special website and numerous events to help offer catechesis, Risen Christ parish in central Singapore has promoted spiritual... Read more

Young Catholics in Thailand celebrate the Year of Faith (

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

Jul 26, 2013

Several thousand children and teens in Thailand marked the Catholic Church’s Year of Faith by attending a special faith formation... Read more

Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam at Thailand Year of Faith conference (

Open your hearts to faith, archbishop encourages Thai Catholics

Jul 25, 2013

Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, the Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, encouraged a large gathering of Thai Catholics to renew their lives... Read more

Novices take part in the July 6-7 Year of Faith weekend in Rome.

Buy humble bicycles, Pope advises future priests, nuns

Jul 9, 2013

“I think that bicycles are necessary because there’s a lot of work to do and you have to move around... Read more

Church of St. Nicholas in Luga, Leningrad Oblast.

Catholics in Russia form Year of Faith pilgrimage

Jun 23, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

To mark the Year of Faith in Russia, lay-Catholic group Una Voce has organized a five-day pilgrimage in honor of... Read more

Patrick from the Corsica, France chapter of Harley-Davidson poses in front of St. Peter's Basilica on June 16, 2013. Lauren Cater/CNA.

Pope's friendliness impresses Harley-Davidson crowd

Jun 16, 2013

Harley-Davidson owners flocked to St. Peter’s Square today for a chance to greet Pope Francis, and they came away struck... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Evangelium vitae weekend on June 16, 2013 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope: Selfish living leads to slavery, death

Jun 16, 2013

As he met with thousands of pro-life advocates from around the globe, Pope Francis stressed that the Gospel is the... Read more

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke delivers the English language keynote address on June 15 2013 for the Evangelium Vitae weekend in Rome.

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

Jun 15, 2013

Participating in the political process in favor of human life is a part of the New Evangelization, Cardinal Raymond L.... Read more

ope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Pope confirms faith encyclical nearly done

Jun 13, 2013

Pope Francis put aside his prepared remarks this morning and told members of the Synod of Bishops that the encyclical... Read more

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke appears in a Feb. 2012 file photo.

Cardinal Burke backs pro-life legislative efforts

Jun 12, 2013

Just three days before a Vatican pro-life summit, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke urged people to actively resist efforts to pass... Read more