“To an Authentic and Renewed Conversion”: Vatican II and the Year of Faith (Part 1)

On October 11, 2011, in an Apostolic Letter entitled Porta Fidei (The Gate of Faith), Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith from October 2012 to November 2013 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. This Holy Year, according to Benedict XVI, “is a call to an authentic […]


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Be perfect in the eyes of the Lord, not in the opinion of the world

Christianity as a whole is full of rituals: how to act, how to look, what to say, insistence on certain ways of behaving, hymn-singing, communal prayer, and rigid worship. Weddings, baptisms, funerals, confirmations, confessions and communions, designed as symbols of faith, have succeeded in uniting congregations in close bonds of duty and obligation. They are […]


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